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[DPRG] recomended Atmel compiler? Help!

Subject: [DPRG] recomended Atmel compiler? Help!
From: Dale Wheat dale at dalewheat.com
Date: Thu Feb 3 12:44:29 CST 2005


 > What do you guys recommend?

I've used FastAVR quite a bit:


It's also free to demo, but has a 100 line limit.  I've found you can 
put a lot of code on a single line, using the ":" statement separator.  ;)

The author is Italian, and the documentation has some odd linguistic 
artifacts, but I've found it a particularly nice product (well worth the 
$59 retail price tag, should you decide to take the plunge).  Also, 
there's excellent support via the Yahoo! FastAVR group.  I usually get a 
response within 24 hours, usually from the author or other hard-core 
FastAVR folks.  Bugs in the compiler (what? bugs?) get fixed with equal 
speed - Bojan doesn't wait for a new release, he just emails you the new 
executable with the fixes!

You'd have more options if you spoke C or assembly.  :)  The WinAVR 
windows port of the AVR-GCC compiler is very popular (and always free), 
and as a DPRG member you are also entitled to a free version of the 
otherwise $99 Atman Electronics AVR C IDE (also based on the AVR-GCC, 
but with LOTS of extras like code wizards and simulated peripherals).


Dale Wheat
(972) 486-1317

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