From: Anders Carlsson (anders.carlsson_at_mds.mdh.se)
Date: 2003-01-29 09:58:15
On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Mikael Holm wrote: > Thanks Niklas... It gave me some new ideas... I also had some ideas yesterday when I was participating in the newsgroup comp.sys.sinclair (yes, I read and post there as well as in comp.*.cbm). The C compiler environment Z88DK for the Z80 was discussed, and it was mentioned it even had some support for the "Commode 128" as the Speccy people tend to call our beloved Commodores. This had me thinking: if CC65 etc supports the C128 in 8502 mode and Z88DK supports it in Z80 mode, would it be possible to link those two together into one C compiler which could optimize and do neccessary processor switching automatically? Not that it would analyse a whole program and generate code for one of the two, but whenever possible decide this subroutine is better suited in Z80 than 6502 and vice versa. I have absolutely no idea how hard it would be to link together the two compilers in the first place, and the optimizing would probably be even harder to do, but it might be really cool. What other retro computers were there with two different CPUs which could be activated during the program? Another other 6502 + Z80 setup? -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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