[time-nuts] Good (cheap) PIC chip choice for project?
albertson.chris at gmail.com
Sat May 25 23:17:12 EDT 2013
On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 6:39 PM, Didier Juges <shalimr9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My opinion is that the language for small embedded devices is C. Some may disagree, but after over 40 years of writing software for a whole bunch of platforms (obviously not all in C), I see no reason to switch to something else for small embedded systems.
> Therefore make sure you select a chip/family/architecture for which you can get a decent C compiler.
I've been at this for a long time too, Yes C is the language now for
embedded devices but sometimes you need assembly for some odd-ball
critical case. If so you can mix C and Assembly. Typically you
would only ever write at most a few critical sections in assembly.
That is the best advice, find a good C compiler. UNLESS this is all
new to you and you don't have years of programming experience. In
that case get an Arduino.
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