Press release: 1993-02-01: Sierra Systems Upgrades Sierra C Compiler
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Sierra Systems has upgraded their C cross compiler and development system for the Motorola 68000 family. Sierra C 3.0 was designed specifically for the embedded systems engineer, and generates position independent, re-entrant, and ROMable code for any memory configuration. Version 3.0 incorporates a "Hole Compression" Optimization Utility. Sierra C's Linker can determine on the first pass when a more compact addressing mode can be used, relays the information to the assembler, which makes a second pass and adjusts the code improving size (4-7% on average) and performance. Version 3.0 also includes extended-memory support, floating-point enhancements, enhanced multiplication by constant, improved function-call stack cleanup, and inline ''strcpy'' and unrollable structure copy code. Sierra C is priced at $2,000 for PCs or $3,500 for UNIX workstations. Contact Sierra Systems, 6728 Evergreen Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611, (800) 776-4888 or (510) 339-8200; FAX: (510) 339-3844.