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Additional Customer Comments
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Thanks! Excellent support, as usual!
I wanted to say just how much I LOVE this compiler... The latest edition that allows me to call routines from both the main code and the interrupts is just great. I used it for the first time today to debug my code and was able to print out data to the serial board from both locations. This is something that I have wanted to be able to do for some time now.
Thank you very much for sending the link. You saved me a lot of time. I appreciate your help. My Consultant always brags about your service. Now I know he is right. Good service. bravo!!!
Thank you so much. Good service. I am happy that I deal with company focused on customer service.
HI-TECH support remains excellent - second to none!
I have recently been evaluating your compiler. I like it! I was using it to explore the MicroChips 18F97J60 product. Your tool is clearly better than MicroChips compiler.
I have used crappy compilers, yours is not one. I was impressed right away I tried your product many years ago and I am quite glad I afforded it for our laboratory here.
Wow - what service! Thanks for the PROMPT response to my problem. I really do appreciate the effort you folks put in.
I've tested the new compiler in a client´s project using the CY29C566 and have to tell you:
- The memory freed after compiling with the Hi-Tech [HI-TECH C PRO for the PSoC Mixed-Signal Array] is about 40% (95% of memory used with the ImageCraft against 55% of Hi-Tech)
- Interface between assembly and C is better
- The code generated by the Hi-Tech is bug free. (the other compiler introduced some random bug)
- The stack use is better, now I have more stack space in page 7.
- The paging mode used is as my point of view even better than the imagecraft.
- The learning curve is very fast in moving from one compiler to another.
- I´m really 100% satisfied, will recommend to anyone using PSOC.
M J Ward
I was truly amazed by how much this compiler [HI-TECH C PRO for the PIC10/12/16 MCU Family] reduced the code size, over and above not only other manufacturers compilers, but over HiTech's other compilers. The hard work put in by HiTech's development team, and the achievements accomplished in writing such software, not only decreasing the code size but also increasing the compilers functionality, makes this the best compiler in the market. Well Done to the Hitech team.
thanks a lot for your help- I`ve installed the new compiler and everything works :) ...you have done a great job at HT-Soft! It was a really good support and whenever I`ve send an email you`ve replied within one day - great! Keep it up!!!
Thanks guys! Compiles without errors now... Reduced code usage by 7.1%... (Optimization is off) Don't need to use STATIC local variables no more... (It still looks like static ascii strings reduce usage though which is fine by me) Fixed another problem regarding some strange LCD characters... It probably fixed some more stuff we haven't found yet... Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Oh, and Thanks!
Thanks to you guys writing a great compiler we have been able to fit more in, without resorting to recoding in assembly. So I really appreciate your efforts.
Congratulations for C compiler ..... I tried the demo version and I reduced my hex from 32k to 26k.
F. A. A.
I program mostly in assembler and I have been using Hi-Tech for some weeks now. Compared to IC assembler, among other features, I found very helpful for assembly programming:
- More complete syntax checking in general. Offsets high and low bytes, EQU definitions,etc. Really important!
- More directives available like SET, PSECT, IRP, IRPC, etc.
- Direct command line driver. Very useful for batch files.
- Local labels inside macros.
- Control of assembler operation. With IC there is NO control at all, at least in their documentation.
- Native paging with indexed instructions tracking IDX_PP. Was the logic way to go from the beginning. It is the mode I always use and now don't have to add "SYSTEM_TOOLS=0" in the local.mk file. However, there are several lib and API routines that assume indexed instructions track STK_PP. They just don't work unless IDX_PP is set to STK_PP page previous to the call. I don't know if they have been modified for Hi-Tech compiler.
I'll take this opportunity to say that I'm a huge fan of your products. I've been using HI-TIDE for almost a year, and PICC for a few years and they are awesome.
I have enjoyed the use of Hi-Tech products for nearly a decade now and that has been virtually trouble free, or quickly resolved.
I have dowloaded and tried version PICC 18 pro 9.61. I must say I'm impressed by the qualty of the optimized code it generates.
I really appreciate all your hard work and prompt response in resolving this... Thanks!
I do think the PICC compiler coupled with Hi-Tide rocks harder than AC/DC in a thunderstorm
Well at least we have got to the bottom of it and you have been very helpful and patient. Many thanks again for all your efforts and I look forward to dealing with you again in the future.
I really like your product, nothing comes close for PIC devices.
PICC 8.00.PL3 is a great DOS product I use every day. I look forward to purchasing a new PICC (and also purchasing 8051) from HTsoft in the very near future.
Thank You - Quality Product. Quality Service. HTsoft Rocks. I'll be ordering both PICC and 8051 this week. Awesome. :)
I have been using PICC about 7-8 years yet. I think PICC is a great compiler. I like it because of the tight code it produces and the good integration in MPLAB. Another good thing is the optimizations of the code. All this PIC bank switching is not easy stuff to deal with. Well, there were several cases when I found bugs in it or had other problems but was happy to hear your fast support responce. Regarding the time difference (I am in Eastern Europe) sometimes I received answers in hours. So, thank you again and keep on this way!
Once again thanks a lot for the prompt response and a superb customer support in general. You guys are awesome.
I called Hi-Tech Support this morning ... I followed suggestion ... ; now my timer ISR works and flashes LEDs. Thank you for making it possible, you truly deserve atleast a month of developers pay in bonus for this.
"At first I resisted trying HI-TIDE, but having been trying it all day today, I'm getting pretty hooked. The introspection/code completion part is worth the price of admission all by itself! Tab browsing is pretty sweet too."
The debugger was really neat, and easy to use, I liked it a lot.
... your software products are really of high quality, even the free ones, and you guys know what you are doing, for real!
Thanks alot for your support, it seems as people have said about you "Great Support" ...
Thanks for answering all my questions. Wow, what a quick response too. You guys are great.
I just want to formally thank Mark for his fantastic assistance even though the picc software I was using was only a demo version at the time. He explained the compiler errors and I was able to fix them quickly after his help. As a result of the assistance he provided I have since purchased the software.
You are a great company and have a great product and we have pleasure using it!
Great! Thanks for everything. Very helpful...very quickly.
Great! Thanks so much for your prompt and informative reply.
Many thanks for your professional support!
Thanks for your timely response. I will continue to give HTSOFT the highest recommendations to my friends in the embedded development community.
Awesome!! Your support is world class, second to none! I've learned a tremendous amount in these few e-mail exchanges. I sure appreciate your help. I want you to know that whenever we do another development that requires use of PIC processors, I know whose C compiler I'll be buying for the team! You've got a great product and great service!
Your support has been helpful as usual. I've never regretted our purchase of the HiTech compiler.
A very big "thank you" for the well written reply. This is exactly what I needed to get off top dead center! Your support is outstanding!
Thanks for all your hard work and excellent support.
PICCLite is fantastic. I'm writing code in a fraction of the time it would take to do it in assmbler.
Thanks again for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. Hi-Tech's responsiveness and willingness to help greatly offsets the cost of the compiler.
Thank you!!! You guys show the rest of the world what tech support is supposed to be!!
Thank you very much, for super support.
Simplified the code as you suggested and code compiles and runs fine. Thanks for the help! As always your support is sublime.
I was just about to open a new case, when I happened to look at the "known issues" thread and saw you had posted a fix today [...] What great customer service -- solving problems in real time :-) Thanks again!
WOW! Thanks, this is excellent service for a problem which doesn't really belong to Hi-Tech. In the past I've used XXXXXXX and XXXXX but was instantly comfortable with your PICC compiler when I tried the demo... I definitely made the right choice! Thanks again.
Thanks for the help, you guys have very good tech support.
Thanks for your prompt and very thorough response. I continue to be most impressed by all aspects of Hi-Tech's products and support.
Thanks, and it's a great product!
Fantastico! Muchas Gracias, vielen Dank, merci beaucoups, etc.
Thanks for your working to provide us such an excellent compiler!
cool, thanks for your help :)
Thank you very much for the excellent support.
I have been enlightened - "The magic of embedded code development is HI-TECH Software!" I am truly impressed with the flexibility and efficiency of your compiler and have been extremely impressed with the knowledge level and response time of your support staff.
This fix has given me the final rom space i needed. I now have everything fitting in ROM with 193 bytes to spare. THANKS!!!
Thanks one more for your support, the best ever seen.
Again, thank you for reading and responding to my querys. I think that you guys produce a truly superior product.
You guys do a really nice job out there and we really appreciate the fast responses!
Thank you for your prompt and thorough support - you've brought an end to several hours of frustration and hair-pulling. I'll also be implementing your other suggestions in my code as a matter of course from now on.
I download the file and installed. tested the program. Now is working. thanks a lot.
Thanks for the fast response! [...] Great work as always.
Thanks again. You really did save my butt.
Anyway, thanks for the quick response. This is the sinlge biggest reason I will stay with HI-TECH for a very long time. Your service is terrific.
SUCCESS!! HOORAY!! HOORAY!! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent technical support you've given me on this.
Thanks so much! Your compilers are number one on my list of recommendations. Thank you again!
I am sorry I went off track. I appeciate your quick diagnosis, this will have saved me many hours.
Congratulations again on your mind-blowingly prompt response.
I'd like to thank you and your colleages for your excellent support. I don't take suggestions like the ones you just made for granted. Although the technical issue has already been solved you were so kind to offer me a much "cleaner" solution. That kind of customer care is rare these days.
I must say you are by far the most responsive support staff I've seen in the compiler world.
thank you for the very comprehensive explanation. Way more useful than what I have found researching the WEB.
I appreciate all of your very timely help. What GREAT support!
I have been very pleased with the Hi-Tech compiler and glad I chose to purchase after evaluating it and several others.
WORKING !!!! Yippee :)
Thank you very much for the help. Today, I am definitely a happy customer. Best regard and please keep up the good service.
Please accept my thanks for your assistance. Your suggestion led to my issue's resolution.
Thanks for the quick fix. I didn't believe all your testimonials but now I'm a believer.
No misunderstanding, You've got it exactly right. Thanks for the well thought out and detailed response. I'm hoping to make the move to the PICC compiler for our next product release.
We originally used the CCS compiler, and it seemed to have all sorts of quirky problems. Since moving to your compiler, we haven't looked back! Thanks for a great product!
Thank you once again for your role in our success!
I feel I must congratulate you and your colleagues on an excellent product. As far as I'm concerned your compiler is in a completely different league [from OtherCompiler]. Not only is [OtherCompiler] a poor design [...] we find their compiler highly unreliable. In stark contrast to this, the Hi-Tech Compiler has been superbly designed and remarkably reliable! We do everything we can to persuade our clients to opt for your product.
Thanks a lot for your fast and great support as well as your good advices. This is greatly appreciated.
Thanks: I was able to work around the problem with the advise you gave me.
Thank you very much. You have made my day. That fixed everything! Most impressed with your speed and efficiency.
Thank you very much for your help in this matter, that fixed the problem. I appreciate the fast response time as well.
Thanks for the fix! Works great!! (Now I can enjoy/start my weekend!)
Thank you for this information. It is thorough and concise, and exactly what I needed.
Thank you very much for your explanations. They were very helpful. This is by the way the reason why I stick to HTsoft. I have very few problems with it and if there is one, I get a solution immediately!
[John Payson's parity generator macro] It is unbelievable to see how both compilers (PICC and PIC18) are able to translate this cryptic C-expression into a single swapf instruction, even with the optimizer disabled! I think that this is worth an application note, or FAQ, from Hitech. This line should satisfy the most ferocious assembler-phobes. It could also be used to test other PIC compilers. Look at C18, for example, and feel good.
I appreciate the quality of your compilers as well as your support.
I am absolutely in love with the Hi-Tide IDE. I love the way you can simulate actual devices and test it right there. It saves me so much time in testing things, and I can even work while I'm in a plane or on a trip without having to lug around a ICE or ICD board.
Thanks again! Great tech support!
Fixed and fixed! Thanks for the fast response, reality check and instant solution!
I'm off and running now. Will stay updated with compiler as I plan to use it a lot over the next few years. Hi-Tech has a good reputation out here in the field.
Thanks alot for everything. You guys have been great in contribution to our project.
I haven't done any C development for about 8 years until now. Embedded development has been in assembly. I can't believe how much more productive I have been with firmware development since obtaining the picc18 compiler. I wish I would have known sooner how powerful your C compilers for a microchip pic were. I just wanted to say thanks. This is without a doubt the best purchase I have made in a long time. It is helping us breathe new life into our products.
I'm glad to have such competent partners behind our daily working tool.