The first step in almost every rehabilitation program is A- Acknowledge … your limitations. So this is how I need to start this book, I will admit it: I am 8-bitter!
I have been programming 8-bit microcontrollers since I was in high school and for most of my professional career. And there is worse, while I am relatively fluent in several high level programming languages, I truly love assembly programming!
There, I said it! I love that kick that I get when I know I used every single machine cycle in every microsecond my embedded applications run. I am also obsessed with control: I like to know of every configuration bit in every peripheral I use. As a consequence, in general, I don’t trust compilers or other people’s libraries unless ...