I’ve been developing for the Rabbit since 2003. My current product is mature, but I’m looking at a whole new application area.
I started developing with DC 8.3, and have slowly migrated up to 9.25, but I’m afraid to go any further. It’s clear to everyone in the community that things went whacko when DC moved up past 9.25 … existing programs wouldn’t compile, things didn’t “fit” any more and string handling went you know where.
before I start on a whole new product development path, I need to KNOW that rabbit semiconductor is SERIOUS about supporting the existing product base into the future with a RELIABLE compiler that won’t force me to re-write and re-test my code each update.
At present I’m afraid to upgrade further than 9.25 and I’ve not seen ANYTHING printed or posted to re-assure me it’s worth it. If I’m faced with rebuilding my current applications I may as well switch to Softools, and if rabbit is going to drop out of the compiler business in the next year or so, I’d rather know now…
It just seems like DC is treated as a poor cousin to the hardware, despite the fact that all “production” designs really need rock solid language tools.
So… Here’s your chance to convince me to stick with DC. Is there anyone moderating this forum that has responsibility on the DC design team… if such a thing even exists… And if so… what are the stated goals for Rabbit Semiconductor’s future Dynamic C development/support.
(Only shipped 40 RCM3700’s so far, but I’d like to ship a lot more)