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Well, it's a nice idea, and I understand that Castle have to fund continued development of the tools.

I purchased the 32-bit tools, but I won't however bee subscribing to this. As Chris has mentioned, GCC already does pretty much all the improvements mentioned (some such as inline assembler for many years), and GCC 3.3 knows already quite a bit about XScale optimisations (and I'm now experimenting with having XScale tuning the default, which will increase performance on StrongARM too), not to mention the ongoing efforts to improve overall ARM performance on other ARM platforms, which are relevant.

The only notable exception remains modules[1], and the debugging features supported by DDT, and of course GCC not being the fastest of compilers.

[1]. Jeffrey Lee has an experimental version of LCC that claims to do modules.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 30/4/04 10:49AM
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