On Friday, November 29, 2002, at 06:16 AM, Jan Van Belle wrote:
> So my question: are there still efforts to optimize the 8051
> part of SDCC?
> I see that the current release is still the one I've used.
> The messages I've seen
> through this list were mainly about new ports.
> I am not telling SDCC is a bad compiler (I know these
> reactions or toughts will rise),
> for the 8051 it only has a big stack use...
Well, the "current release" is well over a year old and bears little
resemblance to SDCC as it exists today. I have no idea why there have
been no additional formal releases, but development has been
progressing quite nicely. I've used SDCC for a number of commercial
projects over the past year (all 8051-based), some of which were really
pushing the limits of the architecture, with excellent results.
I'd suggest grabbing a development snapshot. On other mailing lists,
I've seen evidence that the lack of new official releases has resulted
in the widespread perception that SDCC is dead...but nothing could be
further from the truth. I try to dispel those rumors whenever I can,
and point people to the development snapshots, which invariably results
in happy new SDCC users.
Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL -Bill Bradford