The IDE isn't great
Quote from: PeterH on Feb 07, 2013, 04:25 pmThe IDE isn't great Getting into the Arduino IDE was traumatic enough so I don't think I will change in a hurry, but is the AVR Studio Retro mentions really a better way? Are there better freebie IDEs?
I have skimmed off a few K before just by changing the way I do things. Many people leave in Serial.begin for example when they aren't using the serial port in their final design. This adds in the entire serial library to the compiled code. By removing just that one line, you leave out a ton of code that you weren't using anyway.
The only advantage a Uno has is its size, and I imagine it will be squeezed from both ends and die a natural death - rather like the VIC-20.