1. Poul Meinhard Poulsen

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    Oct 27, 2014
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    Hello

    I have a STM32F334 Discovery board and followed the accompanying documentation and tried the IAR embedded workbench, to be capable of analysing some code, but im just wondering if there is a 'easier' compiler to use, when just running and looking at the code on the STM32 board.

    I know that the accompanying documentation, which came with the board, had two other compilers, but I thought that it would be easier to ask people, about their experience with the compilers.

    So the main question is:
    Which compiler suits best to the STM32F334 Discovery board?
    Which is the 'easiest' to use?
    and which compiler would you recommend?

    Best Regards
    Poul M. H. Poulsen
     
  2. kubeek

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    What can be not easy on a compiler - a simple command line program? Or did you mean IDE?
     
  3. Papabravo

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    Unfortunately there is an inverse relationship between "ease of use" and cost. The IAR compilers and the associated IDE are easy to use but cost a small fortune. The GNU compiler collection is hard to use but free, as in beer.
     
  4. MrChips

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    The easiest to use is IAR.
     
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  5. Papabravo

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    You can find a better compiler, but you won't pay more for it.
     
  6. Shagas

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    I use CooCox (CoIDE) . It's free and has no code size limit. Its slightly crappier than the proper professional ones like IAR but I use it because
    it's really easy to load the peripherals libraries. You just bring up a window and check the boxes of the peripherals that you need and ... poof , it's done.
     
  7. rstevenson

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    I also use CooCox. I only switched because of code size limitations in Atollic Truestudio. I definitely liked TrueStudio better than CooCox but you get what you pay for (both free)
     
  8. dreamtale

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    I think keil would be the best IDE for STM32.
     
  9. Papabravo

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    Does it cost more or less than the IAR?
     
  10. dreamtale

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    I have yet to think about what you said, the company I work to buy a genuine KEIL. From another perspective, keil offers more than IAR's demo and projects, it can be used for reference.
     
  11. Papabravo

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    What I said about the IAR compiler was kind of an inside joke. It means roughly that the IAR compiler is the most expensive, but not necessarily the best. In other words there are better compilers and they cost less.
     
  12. armink

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    I'm using Eclipse develop. Eclipse is the highest coding efficiency IDE. Then install IAR for Eclipse plugin. You can use all develop tools from IAR. You can see this site http://eclipse-update.iar.com/
     
  13. Papabravo

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    I still think that the IAR tools are the most expensive regardless of their merits.
     
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