Should I use GCC??

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Hi,

although i'm a newbie with the STK 500, i'm not new with programming code.
And I'm pretty happy with the way AVR Studio 3.22 works

I'm about to download GCC, but i would like to know the big advantages.
I like AVR Studio because I can program and test and ISP the STK500 in one program.
I this also possible with GCC? And how much is the difference between language use?

thanx in advance....

By the way: great forum!!!

Greetz!!

MusicMan

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hi

avrgcc has many advantages compared to pure assemply

+) you can use 16-32-64bit numbers with easy.e.g. try make a 64 bit counter in ass :)
+) we can make arrays in every prog-memory (prog-rom,sram,eeprom) and easy read them.
+) functions with parameters
+) if you program in other gnu compilers(DJGPP) than you feel at home
+) debug with avrstudio is possible (although i'm not a debuging fan :)
-) current version makes bigger code (but it will be fixed soon)

P.S. I like this stuff

greetings from Thessaloniki,GR

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I'm sorry I can't help you with the STK stuf

I use PONYPROG ( http://www.LancOS.com ) to download the program to my AVR( currently the 8515,2313,2343) on my selfmade experiment board.
but as much as i know DEBUGING has nothing to do with this STK's . It is only a software step by step execution and debuging in the AVRSTUDIO.

Have Fun
Pavlos
Thessaloniki
Greece

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