[Ovmsdev] Building with free C18 compiler
mark at webb-johnson.net
Thu Jun 19 09:44:07 HKT 2014
The issue with building under windows is that the C compiler Microchip gives for free used to do medium-optimisation under windows, with high-optimisation a cost option. Then, they switched (silently, without any fanfare) to no-optimisation for the windows compiler. Both the Linux and OSX compiler continue with medium-optimisation. Without optimisation, the code won't fit into available flash space. They sell a commercial version of the C18 compiler for about US$500. Almost enough to drive one to ARM... I have heard rumours of people typing 'microchip c18 hack' into google.
On 18 Jun, 2014, at 9:20 pm, Matt Beard <matt at beard.tv> wrote:
> Have I missed a decision to no longer support the free C18 compiler - or has it been like that for ages?
> I am trying to fix an issue in the iMiev code, but can no longer build 2.6.5 due to needing the full compiler and no way am I paying £300 for it.
> Matt Beard
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