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       z88dk - The z88 Development Kit.


       The  z88  Development  Kit (hereafter known as z88dk) is an advanced set of tools allowing
       the production of complex programs for  z80  based  computers  in  either  C  or  assembly
       language.   The  name  z88dk  originates  from  the  time when the project was founded and
       targetted only the Cambridge z88 portable.

       The compiler featured in z88dk is much enhanced Small C  compiler,  the  compiler  accepts
       many features of ANSI C and is only deficient in a few areas where implementation on a z80
       processor might prove inefficient. The compiler performs  simple  optimizations,  but  the
       bulk  of the optimization is done by a set of peep-hole rules, which will typically reduce
       the size of a large project by up to a third.

              The libraries supplied with z88dk are designed to be as generic as possible, indeed
              it  is  possible  to port to a new machine simply by supplying two library routines
              and some startup code. It is hoped that one day z88dk  will  support  as  many  z80
              based machines as there is information available and sufficient interest in.

              z88dk contains usable tools:

              •  zcc  -  the  frontend of z88dk is called zcc, it is this that you should call if
                 you want to do any compilations.

              •  z80asm - Z80 assembler compiler

              •  copt - Z80 asm optimizer code

              •  appmake - produce files which are suitable for use in emulators or on  the  real

              •  sccz80 - Small-C/Plus compiler


       z88dk(1), z88dk-zcc(1), z88dk-z80asm(1), z88dk-appmake(1), z88dk-copt(1).


       z88dk  was  written  by  Dominic Morris <>, and others.  This manual page was
       written by Krystian Wlosek <> using exists documentation, for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system.

                                         01 December 2009                                z88dk(1)