[fpc-devel] Blackfin support

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Sat Jul 10 16:14:41 CEST 2010

Hans-Peter Diettrich schrieb:
> Jeppe Johansen schrieb:
>> I would be interested in knowing whether it would be feasible to 
>> create DSP backends for FPC. I recently had the experience of using a 
>> TMS320C26 which probably has to be programmed in assembler due to the 
>> limits of the instruction set. But I hear newer DSPs use instruction 
>> sets geared alot more towards highlevel compilers
> This IMO would require new language elements, for parallel/vector 
> operations, dedicated libraries, or *very* clever optimizers. A 
> general-purpose language like Pascal is not suited for coding DSP 
> operations.

FPC has already basic MMX support by allowing operations on appropriate 
arrays so DSP support could be added based on such approach or just 
using intrinsics.

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