Looking for: 68000 C compilers

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 12:26:24 CST 2019

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 9:08 AM Phil Pemberton via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > I'm (still) trying to reverse-engineer a ton of M68K ROM code which was
> > apparently compiled with a circa-1990 C compiler.
> > Does anyone have copies of any of the following -- or any other C
> > compilers for the 68K which were around at that time?
> >    * Anything not on this list ;)
> We rolled our own m68k cross assembler...

I'm also remembering that the cost of a C compiler that ran on VMS but
emitted m68k code was insanely expensive in the late 1980s (many
thousands of dollars) so for one project, we purchased a Perkin Elmer
7350 workstation and it was both the software development environment
for the team _and_ we used its C compiler to generate m68k assembler,
which we then fed to our home-grown cross-assembler because we needed
our binary format, not a.out.

It really was the cheapest way to do that 30 years ago.

OTOH, at home, I'd had an Amiga since 1986 and used a variety of
native tools (Lattice C later SAS/C, and various assemblers either
commercial or from a Fish Disk).


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