TinyC, port to HP

From: J.C. Wren <jcwren_at_jcwren.com>
Date: Fri Oct 10 14:20:55 2003

        A number of C compilers on small architectures have solved this problem by
having 2, sometimes 4, distinct compiling phases, and passing data through
temporary files. This gives you a lot more leeway in code space. I've seen
preprocessor pass, tokenization pass, code generator pass, and in some cases,
the 4th pass is the assembler (which I generally prefer over
direct-to-assembly, since you can insert a user-written processing phase if
you want to get funky).


On Friday 10 October 2003 14:14 pm, Jay West wrote:
> I am looking for full source code for a *VERY* tiny C compiler written in
> any common assembly language. I'm much more concerned with size of the
> compiler than functionality/features. Can anyone suggest one or know where
> the source might by laying around? I thought I had heard ages ago about
> some microcomputer C compilers being well under 32K.
> As to how this relates to classiccmp... well.. *blush* I'm actually
> thinking of porting C to the HP2100. The whole thing has to fit in 32K of
> ram, including drivers, etc. Not sure what OS it will be placed on, perhaps
> HP-IPL/OS. Might make a simple native OS for it or might even make it
> standalone, not sure yet.
> Did I recently post about being overcomitted? heh
> Jay
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