[fpc-devel] BBB / PRUS / M3 and fpc

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Dec 4 09:26:51 CET 2013

Michael Schnell wrote:
> On 12/03/2013 02:34 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>>  and that the memory provision is fairly meager, it might be more 
>> trouble than it's worth.
> The Propeller is so short on closely coupled RAM that even to be able to 
> use a decent C compiler, someone implemented a "virtual CPU" interpreter 
> (i.e. "ZPU" architecture) to be run by the propeller core and create 
> code for this architecture by a gnu c compiler that is provided by same.

I'm not at all sure about this, but I think there are two distinct GCC 
ports: one native (propgcc) and the other using the ZOG (ZPU) VM. I 
think we need to be careful here lest we rehash the PRU confusion.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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