Which Version of GCC

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Which version of GCC should I use. THer is the one released over a year ago and the version just released amonth or two ago. The latest one concerns me with the code size problems I have been hearing.

Any comments or suggestion would be helpful.

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The code size is bigger , but it gives you more flexibility in terms of programming and using internal resources easily with corresponding API. The limitation is that still you can not see your variables in AVR studio while debugging although you can put break points any where in the program you like.
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How can I tell the difference in the versions? That is Version X and Version Y. What are the version numbers?

Mike

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I heard, too, that Volker Oth's old version makes much smaller code size.
I should ask:
- Approx. how much?
- What main limitations (in base functionality) and bugs has this version compared to versions of these days?

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Peter

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On a project on a 8535 the Volker Oth's GCC gives 300 bytes less than the new GCC.
Not a big difference, but the new GCC gave more than 8k of code size, and that is a problem.

The new GCC can handle the Mega 163, so I have to keep both GCC versions on my computer.
This can be a way around the "code size problem".

I miss some information on how to write GCC to produce minimum code size.

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Arne

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