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From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: To C or not to C
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Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 06:55:06 GMT
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On Sun, 5 Jan 2003 15:17:44 +1100, the renowned "Scott Campbell"
>> How many units are you planning to sell?
>We hope for tens of thousands...
I'd say this one is a slam-dunk for assembler with such a small
program. Especially since a bunch of it is data. Why fight with
a compiler AND an assembler when you've not got much complexity
and very limited space?
>> What is the difference in cost of the 1K vs. the 2K part?
>Not sure, that is not really my area.
Some 4K 8051 parts are well under $2. even in smaller quantities.
>I have suggested we develop some things in C and look at the assembler
>output to create the actual assembler code we will be using... We can then
>cut down the assembler code for speed or size (whichever is needed)...
Probably your time is better spent learning the 8051 inside out and
scrapping the compiler entirely.
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