Re: IAR v/s KEIL for 8051

On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 17:19:52 GMT, bitmaster wrote:

> "Mehta Shailendrakumar" <shailendrakumar.mehta@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> message news:da06l4$r72$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Hi All,
>> I will be using 8051 based micro-controller for my project.
>> I want to choose C complier for it between Keil and IAR.
>> Anybody who has experience on these compilers please help me in doing this
>> and
>> share your experiences with these compilers. Let me also know any
>> benchmarks, comparisons
>> about the performances of these compilers.
>> Thank you.
>> Regards,
>> Shailendra
> Both are well thought of. IAR are notorious for restrictions
> such as; dongle required and a special code that takes a week to get,
> you don't buy the IAR compiler, you buy the right to use it ... meaning
> you can not resell it.
> Keil is much less restricted and has put out a quality product for many
> years.

I have used Keil for the past two years and am quite pleased with it. I
recommend spending the extra bucks and getting the uV3 IDE as well. I used
to use the Keil tool set with Silicon Labs' IDE and it didn't work as well.