Re: [cc65] Disable KERNAL ROM ?

From: Groepaz <>
Date: 2013-02-13 23:45:59
On Wednesday 13 February 2013, you wrote:
> > Having said this, I think this is the biggest disadvantage of your
> > approach. I would assume that most projects would not have problems with
> > the available RAM of the cc65 compiler.
> You see, I have sort of the opposite perspective: Each and every
> project I did so far with/for cc65 hit sooner or later the "memory
> barrier". The only exception so far was NanoVM, which was just way too
> slow to grew.

i have to agree with that. cc65 is especially useful for large projects, where 
you'd typically want as much (linear) memory as possible. it should also get 
optimized for the worst case, not the optimal case. it doesnt really matter at 
all if hello world is 100ms slower, or 100 bytes longer.

> Regarding the memory: You could as well argue that for a small program
> it is only a marginal issue to be a little bigger while for large
> programs it is a showstopper to not fit into memory.

on top of that, speed is almost never an issue. (once you hit a speed critical 
path using a few bits of assembler will likely do more good than any compiler 
optimization could ever do)


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