I need feeback on codevision C-compiler for the AVR series. Any good/bad suggestions/comments/suggestions?
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Codevision have a nice GUI but isn't that good on generating size-optimized code. I've found that avr-gcc i much better. (On my xmodem code, codevision produced ~800 lines while avr-gcc did
~600 lines.) I use TextPad to write my code, avr-gcc to compile and CodeVision to program the chip.
I have used the codevision compiler quite a bit and really like it. I know codesize is not quite as good as GCC but it is extremelly user friendly and was alway being improved while I was getting upgrades. Setup and creation of new projects is fast and easy. It also has lots of library functions for LCDs ect. I also like the built in programmer can automatically programs after making the project. It also generates coff files so you can see your C variaibles in the simulator. I don't think the AVR-GCC can do that.
I have used Codevision for over a year now and during that time it has come a very long way. Significant code optimization has been added lately and any test against other compilers which was done some time ago, should really be done again.
There is a great selection of libraries (including trig functions) and the user interface is great.
And the best part of Codevision is that you get a great package with lots of features for a very modest price. Support issues are usually addressed within 24 hours. What more can you wish for?!
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