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'[PIC]: F871 compilers?'
2000\06\12@125916 by Dale Botkin

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On Mon, 12 Jun 2000, Hardware Engineering wrote:

> I've been developing in assembly for many years now, never really *needed* to
> use a higher language (basic/C) for my projects.  Now I have a new one, and
> think that maybe its time.
>
> OK..so I've looked at the demo versions of the C stuff, but they all are for
> lower end PIC's.  What compilers (basic or C) handle the F871 device, and do
> they interface with the MPLAB simulator?

CC5X (http://www.bknd.com) will do it, and appears to be the least
expensive alternative.  The demo is not limited to a particular chip or a
time period, but is limited to 1024 instructions.  I have found some
things that simply don't work with it that do with other C compilers like
Hi_Tech C; I think there are some departures from ANSI C.  For the price
(free demo, $99 for the next level) I work around it.

Of course, if anyone knows an ANSI C compiler I can get for US$100 or so,
I'm all ears...

Dale
(who has now moved almost completely from asm to C after 22 years...)
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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..."
               -- Isaac Asimov

2000\06\13@020200 by Dr. Imre Bartfai

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Hi,
I know one: this is the one from CCS. I'm simply impressed from the
quality of their compiler. It exactly does what I expect. I did not found
and mistake in its compiled code, so I can rely on it. It runs under DOS
(very important for me!) and I could integrate also the P16PRO into it
seamlessly. A former bug in the IDE seems to be cured for now. $99 is a
pretty good price, and Don (http://www.dontronics.com) sends you quickly and
reliably (thanks, Don!).

I do not need stress it is my personal opinion.

Regards,
Imre

On Mon, 12 Jun 2000, Dale Botkin wrote:

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