C, please die,

Rob Doyle radioengr at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 23:04:32 CST 2014

On 12/3/2014 2:06 PM, Alexis Kotlowy wrote:
> 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.
> Alexis.

We had an Intel C compiler for the 80C196 hosted on a VAX. I think that
BSO created the compiler for Intel - but that was a long time ago. I
know that that product is still shipping.

Most of our code was assembly language.


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