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Re: [avr-gcc-list] Rowley Complier Vs GCC

From: Anton Erasmus
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Rowley Complier Vs GCC
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 20:36:36 +0200

On 3 Jul 2005 at 8:22, Joerg Wunsch wrote:

> "Trampas" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I went to an Atmel seminar and they were pushing Rowley Associates'
> > compiler, has anyone ever done any comparision between AVR-GCC and
> > Rowley's compiler? From what Rowley has on their website it appears
> > to produce code 50% the size of avr-gcc.
> Hmm, I should have read the lists first.  Please don't send offline
> copies of list mails a private mail.
> Here's my other reply:
> -----
> I don't even know what Rowley might be.  Anyway, I *completely* doubt
> a 50 % code size saving as a general claim (i.e. outside a single
> tailored case).  I think in general, IAR's compiler generates about
> the tightest code for the AVR, and they could probably claim some
> 10...20 % code size savings(*) overall, though this depends on many
> factors.  But then, IAR costs many thousands of bucks even for a
> single-person single-computer license.(**)
> If you want to start yet another compiler war :), got to
> avrfreaks.net, and pose the question there.

Rowley "is" avr-gcc. They just give a tested binary version for either Linux or 
integrated in their IDE. On their ARM version they also have a JTAG debugger - 
sure about the AVR version. For someone not used to command line compilers, it 
is a 
good way to be able to use avr-gcc in an IDE. 

  Anton Erasmus

A J Erasmus

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