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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "W. Wesley Groleau (Wes)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 08:14:30 EST
Reply-To: "W. Wesley Groleau (Wes)" <[log in to unmask]>
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:> >>Well, why not port gnat/gcc to the
:> >>chip first, and find out if compiled code can "fit" and run?  THEN if it
:> >>doesn't, think about what to leave out.
:>
:> someone here attempted that with gnat.
:> the runtime did not fit on his 128k 68k board.
:> it barely fits in 256k, and big as it is, it still doesn't do
:> what he wanted it to do, in interrupt handling.
:> obviously he stripped out as much crud as he could.
:> it is not straightforward to strip it down, not least because it is
:> very big and very complicated.  since i've written a reasonably lean
:> ada run-time implementation for ada83, it's hard for me to imagine
:> why this one is as big as it is.
:> if Ada95 really requires this much, you can pretty much forget it as a language for
:> embedded systems controllers, at least where gnat is concerned.

Well, at least we have some evidence instead of just predictions!

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