We use gcc for AVR in safety critical applications and whatever application we make must meet the requirements of the IEC61508 standard. The standard is used to measure the quality of the finished product with regards to safety.
During the certification process the issue about the compiler used in the project will come up.
One need to show "Increased confidence from use". The aim here is to avoid any difficulties due to compiler failures which can arise during development, verification and maintenance of the application.
The compiler used must have demonstrated correct performance in many projects before being used in my project. compilers without operating experience or with any serious known faults are prohibited.
I have the fullest confidence in the compiler after using it for about two years without any problems whatsoever. My problem is that my boss asks questions about the reliability of the compiler.
Anyone out there willing to give me the names of commercial products using gcc for the AVR platform and experiences with the compiler.
Feel free to e-mail me offlist.
Thanks in advance!
Geir Tore Olsen