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Right, major micro/CPU manufacturers, especially TI, occupy a unique position regarding software tools. They have a long history of very high quality tools with thorough documentation. And when bugs do occur the level of detail in the errata always surprise me. The quality of output from TI, ST or Intel is on a totally different level from anything I've seen in the open source world. I think the established HW vendors have a different mindset from SW companies, where open-source now is often the better choice.

Having said that CCS is based on Eclipse, at least when I used it a few years ago.




Having said that CCS is based on Eclipse, at least when I used it a few years ago.

To me, this speaks volumes: it clearly shows that open source is as good (and in many cases better) than closed proprietary. Granted, as you said, code quality has more to do with the people behind the code than anything else, but it still stands that at least with open source, you're not SOL when (not if) something goes wrong.


Almost forgot, yes it's Eclipse based now; we switched to another platform right before that happened so I have only used the proprietary CCS.




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