From: "Llewellyn Griffiths"
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
Organization: Llew Griffiths & Associates Pty Limited
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Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 18:54:00 GMT
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I haven't been involved with any PIC projects for a number of years, and on
those projects, I wrote the code in Assembler, but I am reliably informed
that the C compiler from Hitech Software [www.htsoft.com] is very good.
Considering the architecture of the PIC family, it must have been some
exercise to produce an efficient C compiler for it.
C is fairly easy to learn. If you can master Pascal, you won't have any
trouble with C.
Llew Griffiths & Associates Pty Limited
Embedded Controller Design Consultants
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"Parmin" wrote in message
> I want to buy a copy of basic compiler for Microchip's PIC.
> In the market there are:
> - MELab PICBASIC PRO
> - Crownhill PICBASIC pro
> - Crownhill PICBASIC PLUS
> - CHBasic Flash
> - and lots of not so popular ones.
> Which one should I buy? Which one is better for my use?
> I am currently writing the code in assembly and find it
> too tedious. I am currently using the 12C508, 16F84,
> 16F84A, 16F675, 16F627, 16F628, 16F870, 16F876, 16F876A,
> 16F877, 877A and 16F6720.
> As you can see the chips I use are 12, 14 and 16 bits.
> I also regularly use LCD, EEPROM and a number of other
> peripheral devices for the projects I made.
> I am quite proficient to write in BASIC and PASCAL language,
> but I think to keep things simple I should stick to the
> BASIC language only. Am I right? or there is a simpler way?
> Would C language be easier to use? I dont know C language
> but am willing to learn if it is better for my use.
> For the reason of stock in hand, I cannot switch to other
> brands of microcontroller until I used up all my stock.
> Which are quite large.
> I am looking forward to your suggestions.
> Thank you