From: "John Jardine"
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 23:52:37 -0000
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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've seen a lot of input here from C users. Many suggest that C is optimum,
or the best, when writing the more larger programmes such as operating
systems, databases ect.
I thought this was a group for electronics engineering people?. Why the hell
are good engineers spending time writing damned databases?. I thought
programmers were paid to do this?.
Electronics people should be writing clever electronics stuff, not the dross
that any hack windows C programmer can put together.
I've noticed here the few defenders of Basic actually use it for
electronics purposes (eg john Woodgate and his beeb) and I suspect other
users of Basic prefer it for the same reasons.
Simply put, Basic is ideal for the technical stuff (like sums ... ugh!)
that is part and parcel of normal engineering.