PIC SuperOptimizer

Posted 29 May 2001 at 13:58 UTC by steve Share This

Daniel Serpell has released SuperOptimizer version 0.2.1. SuperOptimzer is a program that tries to find the shortest sequence of PIC instructions that implement a given function. It currently supports the PICmicro type PICs made by Microchip Technology. SuperOptimizer is free software released under the GNU GPL license.

Translation, posted 29 May 2001 at 14:07 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)


To see the site in English, you can copy the link, then go to the Babelfish, paste the link, select "spanish to english" then click translate to see the site translated.

Oops, posted 29 May 2001 at 14:11 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Or click the tiny link at the top of the page "English". :-)

Careful..., posted 29 May 2001 at 18:45 UTC by phooky » (Journeyer)

... if I read this right, this isn't guaranteed to produce correct code, only code that works in a general case. In particular, it looks like it might miss some boundry conditions. I'd be very careful about using this...

Careful..., posted 31 May 2001 at 12:55 UTC by steve » (Master)

That's probably good advice when using any kind of optimizer. Turning off the optimizer on C/C++ compilers is usually one of the first steps when debugging a problem (or, even better, don't even use the optimizer until you've got your code otherwise debugged!). Still, an optimizer for PIC code just seems like a really cool idea!

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