TinyC, port to HP

From: ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Fri Oct 10 14:33:26 2003

J.C. Wren wrote:
> 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).

Most of the C-compliers I have seen for 8 bit machines, tend to cross
compile from a PC. A PC is a far different machine with 32 meg and a
hardisk, rather than 32k and paper tape like the HP could be.

> --John
Received on Fri Oct 10 2003 - 14:33:26 BST

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