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Review by  Tae Lim K
Reviewed on 2012-06-20
Firstly, this program was extremely easy to install and use! You just download the zip file and run Setup.exe, and everything works on newer Windows OSes. The purpose of this utility is to allow development for the 68k calculators using C. This language is easier to learn than assembly but almost as fast. The compiler produces very good code as well. There is also an IDE which makes compiling very easy. One of the problems I had, however, was that the program couldn't find user-made header files in Windows Vista/7. TIGCC has also not been updated since 2006. So, overall, I give an 8.5/10.

Review
Review by  Donovan Smith
Reviewed on 2004-11-22
Suitability: 10/10 An excellent programmer's tool.
Ease-Of-Use: 9/10 Relatively easy to use.
Overall: 10/10 A must for any 68K calc programmer.

It seems a lot has changed since I first started using TI-GCC. I started using TI-GCC at version 0.6, and that was when it had TI-GCC Lib 1.1 and was only operable from the command line. A lot has changed since then. When I downloaded version 0.7 of TI-GCC I first noticed that it was a bit larger than before. The installation of TI-GCC is easier than before thanks to the improved install utility.

When it came time to run TI-GCC, the biggest surprise hit me: it has an IDE! This already excellent compiler has a very nice Integrated Development Environment. It has syntax highlighting, project management, a built in library reference, and much more. It is a simply superb addition to the TI-GCC compiler and library. I never would have been able to imagine that calculator programming tools would get this easy and convenient to use, but I have been pleasantly surprised to find that they have. Other changes to TI-GCC 0.7 include the newest version of the excellent TI-GCC library, now at version 2.1, and bug fixes and a changed directory structure.

Overall this compiler works very well and produces very efficient code. C is also a lot easier and less tedious to program in than assembly language, which one of the main reasons it is so nice to have a compiler like this available. Another nice thing about TI-GCC, since it is based on the GCC compiler, the GCC compiler extensions are supported. Overall, this tool is a must for any TI-89/TI-92 programmer who wants to be able to program his or her calculator in C.

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