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converting minised to TP or asm (Announce)

posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 19.06.2019, 01:23

Sorry for polluting your announcement!

> > > I want to port
> minised to TP. Should
> be easy (famous last words)!
> >
> > Why TP, when it already exists written in another language?
>
> I think it would be an interesting comparison. But I admit there is no
> super-obvious advantage. Still, who knows if it would be easier to speed up
> or fix bugs.

I'd also be interested in converting it to assembly. (You know, TP was allegedly written in asm, which is why it's so small.) I always had the gut feeling that most C programs were horribly bloated, roughly 10x more than they should be. Some of that is unavoidable, and I know it doesn't usually matter, but it still feels a bit sloppy. So I blindly guess that an asm-written minised could optimally be 4 or 8 kb (uncompressed). Of course, TP has a smartlinker, so it matters less there if written in Pascal. I do prefer TP over asm these days. I don't know, it's just something I wonder about. But there are no quick fixes in life.

 

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