C, please die,
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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