"Hugh Aguilar" wrote in messageYou don't pay the EE for his or her time spent programming?
> On Oct 6, 11:42 am, Mark Wills <forthfr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks to JohnnyBritish.
> His point is that Forth is better for small low-power systems than C
> This was true in the 1990s and it is still true today.I wonder. I've been doing embedded work since the late 70's. In all that
time, on all those projects, the programming (except for programmable logic)
was done my programmers. Early on in assembler, later most of it in an
embedded dialect of C or PL/M. I've known EEs who could program, but I
don't recall one who wouldn't defer to a full time programmer, if that
programmer was hardware knowledgeable.
> Computer programmers are not important people --- their opinion onHmmm.
> Forth-vs-C doesn't matter to anybody.
> If the opinion of computer programmers mattered to anybody, processorsI never worked with a PIC16. I've done a fair amount of work on several
> such as the PIC16 and the 8051 would not have been popular --- those
> things aren't easy to program --- it was the electrical engineers'
> opinion that mattered.
8051 flavors and didn't find them particularly difficult to program.
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