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GENERAL: REVERSE COMPILER


Information in this article applies to:

  • C166 All Versions
  • C251 All Versions
  • C51 All Versions

QUESTION

Is there a product that performs reverse C compilations given an Intel Hex file?

ANSWER

No. There is no automated way to convert HEX code back into the C code.

Even if there was, it wouldn't be all that useful. For one thing, variable names and function names would have to be called A0001, A0002, A0003, and so on (since the original names are not written into the HEX file).

There are numerous software developers who can help reverse engineer a project back into assembler and maybe even C code. However, this is likely to be a very expensive pursuit.

Last Reviewed: Friday, December 17, 2004


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