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'PICBasic PRO Compiler'
1998\12\05@210342 by Bill Kichman

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I am interested in programming PIC uC's with PICBasic and would like to
get some comments from current users of this or any similar Basic
compiler for PICs.  Any and all comments are appreciated.  I am
specifically interested in programming the 16C73 and similar PICs using
BASIC as for Parallax's Stamp products.  Thanks in advance for any info.

1998\12\07@040317 by Dr. Imre Bartfai

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Hi,

what do you want to know? I have PICBasic PRO, so I could help.

Imre

1998\12\07@150713 by Russell McMahon

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I use the initial (non-pro) version mingled with assembler as
required.

Worth its cost.
Shocking manual.
EXCELLENT support via list - replies from Jeff at ME Labs are very
rapid. (I've seen him answering other's queries there - I haven't
asked via that venue).
Very quick to get simple programs up and going.

Has very definite limits.
Won't do more than one thing at a time (eg serial in hangs until a
character is received).
Not especially interrupt friendly.
Timer gets taken for delays etc as required.

A very very big plus is that the source of all none trivial
"functions" is available in the .inc subdirectoy  - these are
included in the assembly file and assembled  along with any assembly
code you write. You can therefore access the libraries and modify
them if you need to. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS HOW THE PRO VERSION DOES
THINGS.

Overall worth what it cost as long as you appreciate the limitations.
Shame about the manual.


   Russell McMahon



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1998\12\07@175603 by Dave Celsnak

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I have to "stick up" for Jeff and the PicBasicPro compiler.  I've been
using the product for this entire year with great success.

I use the complete 8k worth of memory in the PIC16c76. There have been a
few tiny bugs, which have been taken care of almost immediately w/
updates directly from Jeff.

Any other questions can be mailed to me offlist at:
spam_OUTdaveTakeThisOuTspamteamrip.com

-Dave

>Date:         Mon, 7 Dec 1998 17:19:08 +1300
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1998\12\08@043933 by Wolfgang Strobl

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On 7 Dec 98, 14:40  Dave Celsnak wrote:

> I have to "stick up" for Jeff and the PicBasicPro compiler.  I've been
> using the product for this entire year with great success.

Well, I am quite happy with the PicBasic (ie stamp i compatible)
product, too. But the upgrade policy for overseas customers is
lousy. For my personal projects, I decided to go with the C
compiler from CCS (PCM), for that reason.


> I use the complete 8k worth of memory in the PIC16c76. There have been a
> few tiny bugs, which have been taken care of almost immediately w/
> updates directly from Jeff.

What's the worth isn an "immediate update", if you have to pay
almost the price of the full product, each time, in order to get
them? CCS at least has free downloadable upgrades for a 30 day
period, and an option to buy one years worth of upgrades, for
another $99 or so.  Seems fair to me.

Again - I'm quite happy with the MElabs product, but the upgrade
policy stinks. (And they don't listen to complaints about that,
either).

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