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    Default PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Hi Guys

    The place I work for have just purchased mikroC PRO for PIC. I am currently using Picbasicpro compiler and I am quite happy with it. In saying so I have to admit that I wouldn't use it if there were no DT instant Interrupt system designed for it by Darrel Taylor.
    Have some used mikroC PRO for PIC http://www.mikroe.com/eng/products/v...c-pro-for-pic/. What are the cons and pros compare to PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts?
    Any feedback is greatly appreciated


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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    mikroC (as well as all the other mikroE compilers) have full support for interrupts and do not require any additional routines.
    Why use 8 bits when you get 32 for less?
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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Hi ya netstranger.nz,
    I am just learning C++ right now, and not mikroe C, BUT as luck would have it I Do have an opinion ( who would have thought ) PBP interrupts " ON Interrupt " do leave a bit to be desired, and DT-INTS rock, but what IS DT_INTS anyway ? Here comes the opinion part, As I See It, DT_INTS is a function, much the same as the "C" functions which handle interrupts. Basic and C compilers essentially just turn human mnemonics into assembly code (which DT-INTS are) and the assembler MPASM turns it into the machine code (HEX) the pic requires. As I see it, the real advantage to C over Basic is this, All variables in basic are global and C can have temporary non global vars, and as such uses a bit less memory. Your program only has to work, every time. Both compilers will do that.
    All that said, I vote use both! The upside to C is code portability from PICs to ATMEL to ? ? ? as there are flavors of C for almost every MCU on the market.
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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Being Honest ....

    1) MikroC do not have the Interrupts priority system Darrel has implemented ... ahaaaaa

    2) PBP + DT interrupts is rather difficult to use with small devices showing small RAM ( say 12F675/16F84A ....) ... Ohhhhhh, do not tell Darrel ...
    But, in this particular case ... Basic interrupts are not the best language to use

    3) MikroC consumes LOTS of ROM for variables conversion to text as soon as you use graphics ( LCD or GLCDS ) ... ahaaaaa

    Alain

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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Quote Originally Posted by Acetronics
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    Why insist on using 32 Bits when you're not even able to deal with the first 8 ones ??? ehhhhhh ...
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    I totally agree that you should stick with 8 bits.
    Why use 8 bits when you get 32 for less?
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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Quote Originally Posted by netstranger.nz View Post
    Hi Guys

    The place I work for have just purchased mikroC PRO for PIC. I am currently using Picbasicpro compiler and I am quite happy with it. In saying so I have to admit that I wouldn't use it if there were no DT instant Interrupt system designed for it by Darrel Taylor.
    Have some used mikroC PRO for PIC http://www.mikroe.com/eng/products/v...c-pro-for-pic/. What are the cons and pros compare to PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts?
    Any feedback is greatly appreciated
    We have some one like Darrel here all the time, who is willing to help & support with nothing in return.
    Since we are comparing, can we also consider him as a part of PBP?
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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Quote Originally Posted by sayzer View Post
    We have some one like Darrel here all the time, who is willing to help & support with nothing in return.
    Since we are comparing, can we also consider him as a part of PBP?
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    Being Darrel works for Melabs I would say he is part of PBP.
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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Quote Originally Posted by mackrackit View Post
    Being Darrel works for Melabs I would say he is part of PBP.
    My point actually was; he is actually a part of the solid product.

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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Quote Originally Posted by rmteo View Post
    I totally agree that you should stick with 8 bits.
    I absolutely agree! rmteo are you serious?

    I'll get rid of the signature later!
    Why use 8 bits when you can have 32?
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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Quote Originally Posted by larryvc View Post
    I absolutely agree! rmteo are you serious?

    I'll get rid of the signature later!
    Too bad LPC isn't MIPS.
    Why use 8 bits when you get 32 for less?
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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Quote Originally Posted by rmteo View Post
    Too bad LPC isn't MIPS.
    Some have argued that Microchip chose the wrong core. I think both cores have merits and flaws. Combining the best of both would be awesome.

    I'm going to this http://esc.eetimes.com/siliconvalley/. I don't see NXP, CodeRed or Microchip as being there though.
    Why use 8 bits when you can have 32?
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    Default Re: PicBasicPro+DT Interrupts vs mikroC PRO for PIC

    Quote Originally Posted by larryvc View Post
    ....I'm going to this http://esc.eetimes.com/siliconvalley/. I don't see NXP, CodeRed or Microchip as being there though.
    AFAIK, both NXP and CodeRed will be there. Doesn't look like Microchip will be going, though.
    Why use 8 bits when you get 32 for less?
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