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Opinions on FORFED WIZ C compiler

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orione

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I would like to buy a PIC C compiler.
From what I've read from the various threads, CCS PIC C and HiTech C are the best around but they are also very expensive.
Fored wizc is less expensive but I don't know if it a really good compiler.

Anybody has used FORED WIZC compiler?

Can you give me your opinion about this software?

Thank you for your help.

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It's just crap.
I've tried it and simply threw it away. The visual development part is a joke and the generated code looks as if it is produced by someone suffering from a hangover.
The chineese say that "cheap is just another way of cheating". It's true as far as the FED compiler is concerned.
Get CCS or Hi-Tech. The latter is more expensive but far better.

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What is your opinion for C2C compiler?

They have a C-compiler/C++ Compiler/Pascal Compiler (which all is accompanied within the downloadable suit PicantIDE) for the PIC.

I downloaded PicantIDE to try it out. Not having any experience in C, I need an easy start-off without to much hassle. The try-out time is limited to 15 days. A bit short to learn C for PIC.

The price is about $50, which is OK.

Please let me know your opinion if you have any experience with this one!
 

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Re: FED WIZ C opinion

I know I'm kicking an old topic, but I just had to respond...

Apparantly, a lot has happened to the FED compilers ( wizC and fedC ) since this topic started because my experiences ( from 2003 upto now ) are completely different.

I have written many applications using wizC and only occasionally encountered an error in the compiler. A workaround is proposed by FED within a day most of the time. If a fix is needed (yes, it does happen), it was delivered within a few days.

I also ported the RealTime Operating System FreeRTOS ( https://www.freertos.org ) to the FED compilers. Most modules in this RTOS are written to be portable across many compilers and chips. These modules are used unchanged in the port. Of course, the PIC18/wizC specific modules were tailored to this specific chip/compiler, as usual.

hmm, it looks like I'm just plugging wizC/fedC here. But it's just how I see them compilers...
 

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