Classic embedded development tools

woodelf bfranchuk at
Thu Oct 27 11:29:11 CDT 2005

Tim Shoppa wrote:

>The FPGA/Xilinx swearing around here reminds me...
>Many years ago (OK, decades, actually a good chunk of a
>century now) the tools for doing embedded software development from
>the manufacturers were:
>1.  Distributed as source code
>2.  Widely portable
>3.  Well-documented in terms of file formats
>Examples are the Intel 8008 PL/M compiler they released in Fortran
>and the original PALASM (Monolithic Memories?) in Fortran.
But then they changed Fortran compilers. $#!%
You can still get the source, just you can't compile on new machines easy.

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