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Offline Akko

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PC still maintained???
« on: November 07, 2016, 09:06:29 AM »
I know "it's ready when it's ready and one must be thankful which I am"

Nevertheless since 1 1/2 years nothing new, no bugfixes (are there any when you pay for it?)

Is PC still maintained?

BR Akko

Offline jj2007

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Re: PC still maintained???
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 02:39:12 PM »
Good question...
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But check e.g. Timo's contributions, or Frankie's SDK for PellesC - the community is strong :)

Offline Akko

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Re: PC still maintained???
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 12:32:13 PM »
Yes I appreciate Frankie's and others' great contributions.

But quite a number of bugs are deeply rooted within the compiler/toolchain. I had been bitten myself (long ago) which did cost me some gray hairs...
So I have become reluctant to rely on PellesC as long as it seems to be snapshot publications without visible backing.

Offline Akko

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Re: PC still maintained???
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 01:18:55 PM »
jj2007 said the community is strong.  Really???

Any news about maintenance of Pelles C???

I fear it is going down the Turbo Pascal road...

Offline GypsyPrince

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Re: PC still maintained???
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 03:03:51 PM »
I was just wondering the same thing.  It has been over 2-1/2 years now.  Has development on Pelle's C been abandoned?

Offline TimoVJL

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Re: PC still maintained???
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 04:31:41 PM »
Without active peoples this site may silence too :(

@Akko, could you do a list bugs that you know?

Inlining = None doesn't work?

May the source be with you

Offline Akko

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Re: PC still maintained???
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 09:27:54 AM »
Isn't the bug reports section in this forum big enough?

A couple of years ago I sent some bug reports under another member name.
Since nothing happened I am using PellesC only now and then for its IDE and for prototyping.
Now and then I compile and test with gcc and MSVC to get better error reporting.

Near production I leave PellesC completely.

Offline TimoVJL

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Re: PC still maintained???
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 10:16:14 AM »
For someone one list is faster to check than that long bug section.
If someone have such a bug list already, it would be nice to see it.

BTW: ScrFileCcl Add-In is for checking compiling with cl.
May the source be with you

Offline Akko

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Re: PC still maintained???
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 07:44:05 PM »
I don't know really, but I am feeling that Pelle has other priorities right now. I wish him luck and health and a long happy life.

In the past he must have invested a considerable amount - perhaps too much - of his given lifetime in all those assemblers, compilers and tools. The "community" - whatever virtual entity this is - must be very very thankful to him for sharing the fruits of his work. From my own experience it probably must have been perhaps not only working days "from 8 to 5" but long nights and weeks full of mental struggling.

But enough of that "romanticism". I read that PellesC is an improved lcc. Obviously to prevent PellecC to go down the sink, and to make it open source, license matters must be clarified with Fraser/Hanson, and perhaps with other Pelles' contracting companies.

I am just hitting the bush here, of course, but I would deeply regret it, if in 10 years from now this wonderful C compiler, IDE and assembler would only be nostalgia.