I was hoping to download Francesco Poderico's Picoblaze C compiler today, but unfortunately his domain is expired. Google didn't turn up any other sites from which I can download it; does anyone know of such a location, or would anyone be willing to make it available online or send me a copy? (Provided that doing so doesn't violate any license terms.)
For nearly 30 years there have been various C compilers for small micro's, ever since Ron Cain knocked off the Small-C compiler for the
8080 with a little help from me (a free SRI International PDP-11 unix account as long as the compiler was public domain). These compilers do not need to be perfect, or even great, just correct, to quickly knock off projects that would take weeks in assembler. For most, careful coding will get your project 95% of the way toward good/excellent performance, with a small amount of asm functions and tweeking at the end to meet timing goals.
For a tiny PB PLD project, it might not be practical ... for a larger PB Spartan project, it might be the only quick prototyping choice that makes sense, from early concept to production.
Hi, I'm Francesco Poderico. I'm trying to move my domain from my old provider to a newone (cheap) Don't know why ... but this operation seems impossible because my hosting has expired before I ask to transfer my domain???
So if you need any help/latest version of the compiler please contact me at francesco email@example.com If in one week time from today (26/4/2007) I still did not manage ro transfer my domain then I will create a new domain.