C, please die,

Alexis Kotlowy thrashbarg at kaput.homeunix.org
Wed Dec 3 15:06:03 CST 2014

On 4/12/2014 6:40 AM, Todd Killingsworth wrote:
> C - First language that was widely accepted that had low-level flexibility
> and power, a small program footprint, and could port easily across
> architectures.  If its embedded and not assembler, chances are its C. Not
> going anywhere.

I'll mention in a previous job, one of the embedded systems we repaired 
used an MCS-96 microcontroller and the firmware was written in PL/M. I 
believe they were designed in the 90's and as far as I know, they're 
still being used today. The repair usually involved replacing the Dallas 
RTC, but the rest of it was rock solid.

I doubt it, but was PL/M the only compiler available for the 80C196? I 
don't know the rationale for using it.


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