PortablE r5 released (now runs on MorphOS)

Date 27-Nov-2009 11:17:46
Topic: Software News

A new version of PortablE has been released. PortablE is an AmigaE compiler, written from scratch in E, and able to compile itself. It supports Windows, Amiga OS3, OS4, AROS & MorphOS.


This release has focused on optimising PortablE, although other things were also done:

* Experimental MorphOS support (for C++), including MOS executables! MUI seems to work.

* Modules provided by others for AHI, CD_Play, FreeDB, MPEGA & some MUI bits.

* PortablE is up to 65% faster than before.

* PortablE's memory usage has been halved! Now similar to GCC's.

* MUI programs with custom classes can now be compiled by AmiDevCpp for OS3.

* Added emulation of AmigaE's ! (floating-point) operator to the compatibility mode.

* FastNew is implemented using an enhanced TLSF algorithm, greatly reducing memory usage.

* Programs produced by PortablE run faster, and PEGCC produces smaller executables.

* Lists are now truely stack-allocated, rather than being dynamically faked.

* Implemented the missing string formatting codes (\l, \r, \z, [w] & (x,y)) for C++.

* For speed, multi-threading support is now disabled unless you use OPT MULTITHREADED.

* Directory scanning is now much more robust on Windows.

* Improved documentation; clickable links, added bold/etc & special characters now visible.

* More examples of portable code.

* Various bug fixes.

If you want to find out more, or wish to download it, then please visit it's home page:

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