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Re: [avr-gcc-list] avr-gcc credibility

From: Joerg Wunsch
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] avr-gcc credibility
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 11:07:35 +0200 (MET DST)

Marlin Unruh <address@hidden> wrote:

> I have a business partner that thinks we need to purchase our
> compiler. He thinks because avr-gcc is free it must therefore be
> inferior, or as he puts it "non standard". How can I convince him it
> not?

Well, others who know both compilers might perhaps tell a bit more.

> One argument is that Atmel worked with IAR in the silicon
> development stage of the AVR, so they would have the best handle on
> the compiler for it.

Not really.  The cooperation of Atmel and IAR brought some changes in
the design of the AVR to make it more compiler-friendly (Atmel
documented the changes somewhere), but in the end, any compiler can
benefit from this.

J"org Wunsch                                           Unix support engineer
address@hidden        http://www.interface-systems.de/~j/
avr-gcc-list at http://avr1.org

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