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In reply to druck:

Portability isn't the only advantage of being written in a high-level language: it also makes the code easier to modify and enhance.

I can't see loss of speed being a serious problem even if most of RISC OS were re-written in C: even in an operating system, most code is not performance critical. The impact on object code size could be more serious if there is a requirement for the result to fit within the flash ROMs of existing machines.

A cross-assembler would be an option to port large amounts of code relatively quickly, but beware that Acorn were quite keen on trampolines.

 is a RISC OS Usergdshaw on 25/08/06 1:06PM
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