Re: [cc65] Extra Zero-page Segments

From: Ullrich von Bassewitz <>
Date: 2010-02-19 12:12:19
On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 08:43:21PM -0500, Greg King wrote:
> > Typing  .segment "EXTZP"
> > instead of  .zeropage
> >
> > when interfacing with C code won't kill anyone. Or, will it? :-)
> But, it would be more convenient.  We would be able to use the
> zero-page -- or, not to use the zero-page, whichever choice we happenned
> to want at any particular time -- without needing to edit a
> configuration file that didn't have an extra zero-page segment for our
> use.  Also, _some_ of us ;-)
> would forget what that extra segment's name's exact spelling is, if we
> hadn't used it for awhile.  We would need to go way over to the .cfg
> file, in order to find out what to type.  I doubt that anyone could
> forget how to spell ".zeropage"!

It has been this way, since the binutils for cc65 have been rewritten from
scratch, which is more than ten years now. In all these years, no one had a
problem. Changing this behaviour will not only fix a problem that didn't exist
until my post to the list, it will also break most code written in the last
ten years.



Ullrich von Bassewitz                        
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