Microchip and HI-TECH C compiler

Oops. I made a mistake. I have done my best to correct it. HI-TECH isn’t that bad of a free compiler. I’m going to do my best to showcase it by showing what you can do with it and how you can do it. The first source file is to turn on PORTC5 (Pin 5) of the PIC16F690.


Here are the last posts that mentioned HI-TECH.

C compilers for Microchip: HI-TECH or CCS? Free or pay?

Update on microcontrollers: Microchip and Freescale compilers (Hi-Tech, MPLAB C, Codewarrior)

C compilers for Microchip: HI-TECH or CCS? Free or pay?

(2-9-12) I edited this to try and correct some erroneous statements. To see my HI-TECH tutorials, check here -> http://tech-tut.com/hitech

This is now a touchy subject for me. I started reading a book Programming 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers in C…by Martin P. Bates in August. It explains how to write C for MCUs, and I feel that the book does a great job at it. The book focuses on the CCS compiler from CCSINFO.com. You might have read about the cost of this compiler in the big Microcontrollers blog www.tech-tut.com/?p=258. It is $150.00 for the mid-range MCUs. Ok. Keep this in mind. Here’s my story.
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