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From: "Dave VanHorn"
Subject: Re: Which Microcontroller to use?
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Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 01:25:06 GMT
> There is something seriously backwards here. The reason for using high
> level languages is to handle complex functions easily. Optimizing C
> compilers are in fashion and for excellent reasons. Assembly language is
> used for speed in simple functions or in cases where nothing else is
> available. Complex functions are painful to write in assembly language
> and hard to debug.
I wouldn't want to handle geographic coordinate calculations, or large
string functions, but I've found assembler to be a quite satisfactory tool,
and since I know exactly what's happening at any given moment, relatively
painless to debug.
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