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douginarug    0

Newbe here

I have downloaded and read most of the BoostC C compiler reference manual. I have also looked through many examples of code. I can't however locate a complete list of instructions that can be used in BoostC.

 

Where can I find a BoostC instruction set?

 

 

I have found simple instructions like;

while

if

else

for

goto

delay_ms

switch

case

break

... etcetera etcetera

 

But where is there a more complete list? Shouldn't I be able to find another manual on SourceBoost.com?

 

Please help a new guy out.

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Reynard    0

Hi,

 

SourceBoost doesn't teach you the C language. There are thousands of books out there that can do that for you and web sites.

 

SourceBoost manuals tell you how to use the compilers etc.

 

Cheers

 

Reynard

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douginarug    0
Hi,

 

SourceBoost doesn't teach you the C language. There are thousands of books out there that can do that for you and web sites.

 

SourceBoost manuals tell you how to use the compilers etc.

 

Cheers

 

Reynard

 

Thanks for the quick reply Reynard. But that did not answer my question.

 

I know how to program in C. I am not a total Newb, I just don't know the SourceBoost syntax.

I have found instructions in other compilers that I would like to use, but they don't exist in SourceBoost or they have a different syntax.

 

I thought someone with experience with this compiler would say "OH, just go to this web site at www.blablabla " or something a little more helpful.

 

It can be very frustrating to know what you want to do, how to write the code, but not know how to write it for this compiler.

There are also instructions that exist only in the PIC world. I can read the data sheets for the processor I want to program but I want to program in C not asm.

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Reynard    0

Hi,

 

The makers say the compiler is "close to ANSI C".

 

This is a very low cost product. Dave and Pavel probable to not have the resources to write a full blown manuals for all their products.

 

Scan through the standard C header files to get the syntax or just assume standard C.

 

Remember that a PIC has its limitations and is not a Pentium or whatever Intel are selling these days.

 

BoostC does have features missing that other PIC compilers do have but you have to compare the product price as well.

 

I always say, "If the feature you want isn't there, write your own".

 

Cheers

 

Reynard

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