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HITECH PIC C COMPILER is best for space efficient code generation and overall performance.
IAR PIC C 2.21A generate more code than HITECH PIC C 8.76PL4 compiler. For printf requirment IAR consumes 3k expensive memory where as HITECH PIC C compiler generate 2k code. additionaly HITECH PIC C compiler gives you options to select printf model such as only integer, float, long double etc.
Haveing extensively used IAR and HITECH, my choice is HITECH.
I did the same research and evaluation about six months ago and decided on the HITECH PIC C compiler. I can't remember the exact benefits and pitfalls but I do remember that there is no clear and obvious better choice. You can't go wrong with either IAR or HITECH.
hi-tech pic-c hasn't got makeup as much as other c compilers. It is only ansi-c compliler and it is diffucult to find tutorial for hi-tech. But if you know c and u got programing mind hi-tech is the best. And i belive that it is a confidential compiler.
which controlers are the best for iar. i haven't got inough experiance with iar. but i tried ccs and pbp and ican say that hi-tec is the best for these 3 compilers. If you think that iar is beter than hi-tec for pic series, i will try it.
Hello Hakan, in my opinion, the iar c compiler is the best C ANSI compiler had the development enviroment, compilation process and debuger...I utilize the some current version(evaluation version) for the following processor´s:
Microchip, 14,16 and 18
After deep involving with Hi-Tech you can rely on its results.
From a general point of view IAR seems to be better
(-you know big trade-). My personal beleive is that usaly smaller
companies took source from bigger ones like Tasking did with Keil.
ofcourse it is early to speak for hi-tide. it is like a beta. but also mplab6.1 has many bugs. i wanted to try it but i can not. when i wanted to debug a code which was complied by hi-tech picc, i couln't run it in mplab6.1.
sometimes i lost the menu "run to cursor". when i moved the cursor on a integer variable it crashed . i thing mplab6.1 is premature too. (to use with hi-tech.)
may be if it is runing keep it runing and use mplab5.
if you have better experiance than mine, please write.