21 Jan 2018 02:06
|Vojin Vidanovic wrote:|
|Peter Heginbotham wrote:|
For me, the effort should be spent in updating the various compilers and programming tools to generate optimized code for the new FPU functionality. Maybe some community funded bounty?
Dont forget some CPU related "NOT hand by hand assembly finetuning" for 080 overall. Generally tools that would optimize existing 68k code for 080/MMX/2.7 mixed FPU/v4 full FPU would be most benefitial.
It would probably be quite hard to write a compiler that generates perfect and always optimised code at all times, and for all usage, putting the lines in the best possible order, removing functions that are not needed for the code to run with the best performance, and so on.
This said, I do think somebody should start working on it and see what they can do. You always gotta start somewhere, and then see how far you’ll get, and how fast you can make things run