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adrianl wrote>"The speed loss you anticipate from converting to a high level language is far from obvious to me."

There surely would be some, if (say) 1 in 5 instructions were branches to call support functions in the compiled code - if there wasn't much "inlining" and so forth surely there'd be some hit. After all why would anyone *willingly* welcome the suffering of coding in Assembler when a *high level* language with equivalent performance is available.

I accept your point about instruction ordering and compiler optimisations for specific pipeline architectures. And given newer ARM's such as Cortex this is likely to be even more important in future.

adrianl wrote>"Whilst there may not be enough developers out there to make dramatic improvements to RISC OS, were it ever open sourced, they are still a superset of the developers that have tried to work on it commercially over the past few years, many of whom have been forced to depart."

That also I would agree with.

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 21/07/06 7:35PM
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