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Decent, but suffers from poor organization and editting
on July 6, 1998
This is the only PIC book that I have evaluated so far, but I am a little disappointed.
This book gives a competent description of the PIC microcontroller, but in my opinion suffers from a lack of organization and editting.
I found the text of the book to be repetitive and verbose. Diagrams and illustrations were repeated inappropriately. I expected terse, RTL-style descriptions of instructions, this book instead forced me to extract a functional description from lengthy verbiage and the direction of arrows on a figure. A table describing status register updates would have been handy.
With these gripes said, the book is still a good introduction to PIC programming -- my expectations had been higher, however.
Perhaps this book is better suited for mechanical hobbyists who want to quickly learn to implement a PIC design, rather than computer hobbyists who want all the rigorous detail.