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[DPRG] Getting Into PICs

Subject: [DPRG] Getting Into PICs
From: Mike McCarty jmccarty at ssd.usa.alcatel.com
Date: Thu Nov 15 10:36:04 CST 2001

On Thu, 15 Nov 2001, Dan Creagan wrote:

> IF you want to be reasonably serious, get a PicStart Plus programmer from
> Microchip, get the book Easy Pic'n by Benson (http://www.amazon.com), buy a
> couple of 16F84's, a couple of crystals (10 MHz for both) and take a weekend
> to learn assembler.  It isn't too bad if you really want to do it ... those
> who complain about Harvard architecture probably haven't looked at it for
> longer than a heartbeat... there are only a couple dozen instructions (+) so
> it isn't rocket science.


The people I know who hate the PIC don't do so because it is Harvard
architecture. The Intel 8031 is also Harvard architecture, but some of
those who have abandoned the PIC went to the 8031. The PIC has a bizarre
assembly language and architecture. Or should I say architectures?

char *p="char *p=%c%s%c;main(){printf(p,34,p,34);}";main(){printf(p,34,p,34);}
This message made from 100% recycled bits.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.
I don't speak for Alcatel      <- They make me say that.

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