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Does the latest Propeller Tool ...

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 23,185
edited 2021-12-06 21:19 in Propeller 1

... allow you to choose a Spin complier, e.g. OpenSpin? (I need that preprocessor.)



  • No. I hope this becomes an option.

  • Thanks, Jon. PropellerIDE does, and it isn't a terrible option. But it would be nice to have everything under the PropTool umbrella. Roy Eltham put a lot of effort into OpenSpin at Parallax's behest. It should receive their imprimatur by inclusion in PropTool.


  • Yes and Eric's compiler should be selectable too.


  • Note that nothing really stops you from just using PropTool as an editor and doing your compile/load separately from a terminal. A bit more cumbersome, but works.

    Speaking of alternate compilers, try flexspin's bytecode mode. Generates way smaller and somewhat faster code than any other Spin compiler. (While developing that, I was kinda surprised to learn that no other Spin compiler really has an IR optimization pass. Thought that was way obvious, but nope.)

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