> Yeah, I noticed it was out of date. In the interests of selling me your product,
> why dont you point me to a more recent review?
> One that is unbiased, of course ; )
I don't know of one. And while I could quite happily write one,
it wouldn't exactly be unbiased. I can only tell you that we
get excellent comments from our customers, and we offer a full
money-back guarantee, which very few people take us up on.
> Hello PicListers,
> I don't know of any reviews but for what it's worth I now use HiTech PIC C
> having outgrown the CCS Compiler and also MPLABC v1.21.
> Since moving to C a few years ago I have never needed to return to MPASM
> for any of my projects.
> Hope this is of some use.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: D Lloyd [SMTP:RemoveMEdan.lloydspam_OUTKILLspamGB.ABB.COM]
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 3:10 PM
> To: RemoveMEPICLISTTakeThisOuTspamMITVMA.MIT.EDU
> Subject: C compiler comparison/review
> Can anyone point me to a known good, objective review of the C compilers
> available for the PIC?
My experience with the CCS compiler was a couple of years ago now, the project was
16C74 based and I had a problem with switch statements above a certain number,
if I remember correctly my program ignored them.
I found it a great compiler for small projects and completed several without problems using 16C71's, 16C73's and 16C84's.
I can't remember which version I was using at the time but recall being a little
worried about daily increments to the version number when I was within the free
The main feature I miss is the library functions which made things like serial
comms very easy.
I'm now very comfortable with the Hi-Tech PIC C compiler and have recently
upgraded my project from the 16C74 to the 16F874 and changed compilers at
the same time without problems.
Hope this is of some use.
>What part of the ccs compiler did you outgrow? I use it all the time
>and have not had any problems with it.