Microchip anounces new cross-platform MPLAB XC compilers

Microchip has announced that it will release new cross-platform MPLAB XC C compilers by the end of March. They come in 3 versions depending on PIC family: XC8 is for 8bit, XC16 for 16bit, and XC32 for 32bit microcontrollers.

Microchip is releasing MPLAB XC C compilers in the upcoming weeks. There will be three, one for each of the major Microchip logic architectures: MPLAB XC8, MPLAB XC16 and MPLAB XC32. By the end of March, we should have all three versions available. In the same open-platform spirit as MPLAB X IDE, MPLAB XC C Compilers will run on Windows, MAC and Linux. XC compilers will come with a new license manager to make installation and license management simple across platforms. Users will be able to install the compiler on any platform of choice.
 
Via dangerousprototypes.com

Esto ya se venía viendo desde un tiempo atrás, cuando la gente de Microchip empezó a unificar varios aspectos del compilador Hitech, para hacerlo mas “parecido” al MPLAB C18.

Personalmente me parece una excelente decisión de parte de Microchip, ya que actualmente existen tres compiladores “oficiales” de microchip para la gama de 8 bits (Hitech for PIC10/12/16, Hitech for PIC18 y MPLAB C18).

Unificar estos tres facilitará enormemente la programación a los usuarios además de proveer mayor facilidad de portabilidad de código y librerías existentes entre los diferentes modelos de microcontroladores de 8 bits de Microchip.

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