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Advice on writing a cross-compiler in C for 8051 series of microcontrollers

I want to write a cross-compiler in C for 8051 series of microcontrollers. Could you please help me by offering me some guidelines and guidance? Information on related resources would be appreciated, too. Thanks.

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Ah, the old Intel 8051. It was the first CPU I developed a debugger for and it brings back great memories. Writing a compiler for any CPU is similar to any other CPU. While I haven't written one, the two books I can highly recommend are "Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools" by Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi and Jeffrey D. Ullman and "Compiler Design in C" by Allen Holub.

This was first published in August 2002

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