[fpc-devel] Freepascal in microcontrollers

Giuliano Colla giuliano.colla at fastwebnet.it
Tue Feb 26 18:09:20 CET 2008

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho ha scritto:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:12 AM, Michael Schnell <mschnell at lumino.de> wrote:
>> IMHO, nowadays, 8 (and 16) bit processors only make sense for very small
>>  projects. Those are very hardware specific and thus using C here does
>>  make sense.
> I have to disagree with this one, depending with what "small" means.
> If you mean "small" in project complexity, I'd say this is very far
> from true. BOSCH uses 8-bit microcontrolers (8051) widely inside
> several sensors (tire pressure sensors for example) and I'm sure I
> wouldn't call those projects simple considering the number of workers
> and years involved on them. If you mean "small" in size, then maybe =)
> The sensors are really small.
> Also considering how much time I saw the other internship student
> waste trying to understand the criptic C code for the microcontroler
> I'd also disagree that using C is necessarely the best choice.

If Pascal, or another decent language is available, C is *never* the 
best choice. :-)


Giuliano Colla

Whenever people agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong (O. Wilde)

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