Ok I did not get as far on the spin as I hoped today, though:
I am looking at C as a possible. What are the limits in using GCC for code that is in cog only? That is other than the obvious size limit.
Is there a simpler C compiler for the Propeller, a integer C with no libs, that only compiles COG code??
I am asking as it seems that everyone wants C, and I would like to see my 3D printer design and firmware at least get half a chance.
I have thought about using PropBASIC as an alternative. Though I do not know the limits of PropBASIC either. I have been looking at the manual, though it seems incomplete, and does not give a good indication of the relation of BASIC statements to PASM code.
Are there any other BASIC Compilers for the Propeller that do as well as PropBASIC or better than PropBASIC, at producing COG code?
Though I do not know where to share it other than here. I got kicked off of the 3D printing forum today for talking about programming, and the limits of G-Code. It seems that they are a bit up about such things (they seem to prefer the commercial stuff over DIY, and do every thing they can to suppress DIY). They did not even tell me that they were going to do so, my username and password just became invalid.
Hoping for the Prop II. I like ARM, though need a Prop II to complement it.