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From: Marcin E. Hamerla
Subject: Re: IAR 6502/65c02
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 11:35:42 +0100
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Jakob Engblom napisal(a):
>> IAR compilers have a reputation for being knocked-out as soon
>> as some manufacturer decides to release a new processor (or
>> variant of such). They are often very buggy. Can you specify exactly
>> what problems you are having with the IAR 6502 compiler ?
>Well, that is simply not entirely true. I know IAR, and have worked
>Yes, compilers are often brought out early for new chips in
>cooperation with the chip vendors.
>No, the compilers are not more buggy because of that. Recent IAR
>compilers have earned a good reputation for stability, and independent
>tests usually point out that they are solid.
>So an early compiler does not have to be buggy. It is more commonly
>the case that they are less optimized than they become later, but that
>is a matter of final code quality rather than of bugginess and
I used a few versions of IAR for 8051. I found some bugs in the output
code of the C compiler. Analyzing of assembe listing was helpful to
find out what was going on. For a few years I have been using Keil fo
8051 and I have not found ANY bug.
Pozdrowienia, Marcin E. Hamerla
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