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Codewarrior Compiler

Started by Jim April 8, 2005
Is codewarrior a good compiler to use for HC08 controllers. I have heard 
some negative things about it. Is there a better compiler to use. I am 
getting ready to start an HC08 project and need to choose a compiler.

Jim
On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 01:26:05 GMT, Jim <JimsJnkMail@Netscape.net> wrote:

>Is codewarrior a good compiler to use for HC08 controllers. I have heard >some negative things about it. Is there a better compiler to use. I am >getting ready to start an HC08 project and need to choose a compiler.
It's an excellent, professional environment and priced accordingly. FWIW, though, I used the DSP56F805 version of Codewarrior for a small project and really hated the development environment. I'd almost prefer a root canal without anesthetics. If this is for a personal/hobby project, Imagecraft has a nice C compiler for the HC08 that's in a more reasonable price range. I have their AVR and MSP430 compilers and am looking at the ARM, as well. http://www.imagecraft.com/software/ For some feedback on how others feel about the compiler, there is a mailing list (and archive) at http://dragonsgate.net/pipermail/icc-mot/ -- Rich Webb Norfolk, VA
Hi,
The CW compiler is very good, but I've found some bugs on Processor
Expert...
There is a free16Ko version.

ICC08 is good too, less expensive, but has just a compiler, no debug tool as
CodeWarrior.

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"Jim" <JimsJnkMail@Netscape.net> a &#2013265929;crit dans le message de news:
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> Is codewarrior a good compiler to use for HC08 controllers. I have heard > some negative things about it. Is there a better compiler to use. I am > getting ready to start an HC08 project and need to choose a compiler. > > Jim
Yvan BOURNE wrote:

>... >ICC08 is good too, less expensive, but has just a compiler, no debug tool as >CodeWarrior. > >
But you can either use the free P&E debugger or pay $100 to get NoICE08. A pittance of change... -- // richard http://www.imagecraft.com
On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 01:26:05 GMT, Jim <JimsJnkMail@Netscape.net>
wrote:

>Is codewarrior a good compiler to use for HC08 controllers. I have heard >some negative things about it. Is there a better compiler to use. I am >getting ready to start an HC08 project and need to choose a compiler.
I've not used Metrowerks or the ICC that others have recommended, but I'm sure they are good tools. I can tell you about Cosmic for the '08, which I've used for about 5 years. Code generation is excellent, only one strange bug (If I created a non-standard section and initialized the first object in that section to the string "NULL," the tool that converted debug info into P&E format would barf: changing the initialization string to "null" avoided the problem), and error reporting is lousy (It'll tell you something's wrong with the code, but half the time you're not sure where or what the problem is. PC-lint fixes that problem.) It won't take you by the hand and write your code for you, or even make it particularly easy, but you are given almost complete control over the chip an its resources. All in all a worthwhile tool. Regards, -=Dave -- Change is inevitable, progress is not.
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> Is codewarrior a good compiler to use for HC08 controllers. I have heard > some negative things about it. Is there a better compiler to use. I am > getting ready to start an HC08 project and need to choose a compiler. > > Jim
Why don't you download it and see for yourself? The 16 KB version (C source code - unlimited assembly code) doesn't cost anything... http://www.metrowerks.com/MW/Develop/Embedded/HC08/Downloads