View Full Version : Propellor Architecture

03-27-2012, 09:56 AM
I find the propellor architecture quite interesting and fun to use. It seems odd that it is not setting the embedded programming world alight. My professional friends all turned up their collective noses at the Propellor (and especially at Spin). Why is the Propellor in a quiet backwater and not in the main stream?



03-27-2012, 10:29 AM
It's probably perceived it as a device for hobbyists, and having to be programmed in assembler to get results that are achievable in C on other chips won't help. Spin is very slow, and although there are a couple of C compilers, the architecture isn't really suited to the language. It's also too expensive for many mainstream applications and isn't very energy-efficient.

Taking one of your friends' applications and porting it to the Propeller to produce a cheaper and better product might convince them. Why don't you try it?