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Re: [avr-gcc-list] using exceptions

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] using exceptions
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 11:11:15 -0500

On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Weddington, Eric
<address@hidden> wrote:

> We're talking about university students and research projects. It does NOT 
> have to be efficient. They're working on something new. It's the nature of 
> research projects to try and find out what are the issues. Maybe they'll 
> discover what needs to be done to make it efficient. Who knows? The important 
> thing is letting this discovery process happen.
> As engineers, working in industry, we are keenly aware of working with 
> multiple constraints and an economic end goal. We know that there are 
> multiple ways of doing things, but few correct ways of doing things, given 
> the nature of our problems and our goals. University research projects are 
> not beholden to that. But in that process, they may discover something new 
> that will help later. At the very least, it will be a learning experience for 
> them. :-)
> But you bring up interesting points:
> - Could C++ on AVR be improved to a point such that function programming 
> libraries will work well in such an environment?
> - Could Lua be made to work on an AVR?
> - Could OCAML be made to work on an AVR?
> All of these could be interesting projects. Part of the interest is in making 
> it work on such a constrained environment like an 8-bit AVR processor.
> Don't forget that someone recently got Linux running on AVR (via an ARM 
> emulator on the AVR). That's pretty darn cool! Is it practical? Hell, no! But 
> why else do we climb mountains? Because it's there!
> Eric Weddington

Thank you.  I couldn't have expressed this better.

-- Gaby

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