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Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken OSless

From: Pierre-Alexandre Fournier
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken OSless
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 20:27:02 -0400

Hi John,

Marc Feeley and Danny Dubé wrote a Scheme for a PIC microcontroller
with 2K of RAM a couple years ago (PICBIT).

It's not Chicken, but it may inspire you to make something similar with Chicken.

Good luck!


On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 3:06 AM, felix winkelmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 7:00 PM, John Van Enk <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I'm curious whether or not there's been work on running Chicken's binaries
>> on a OSless piece of hardware. I've been trying to convince my boss that it
>> would be worth while investigating dynamic languages for embedded systems.
> I think this should generally be possible. You would have to reimplement
> a bunch of libc functions, though (there are a number of macros in chicken.h
> that are use to abstract that stuff). If you have a C compiler for a 
> particular
> platform, then chicken-generated code should be able to run, provided
> the runtime support exists.
> cheers,
> felix
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