How much memory program occupy

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mukesh1

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When you write program for any microcontroller. How do you find how much memory, program occupy.

I work with XC8. I have no idea. Does complier tell size of your program?
 

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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When you write program for any microcontroller. How do you find how much memory, program occupy.

I work with XC8. I have no idea. Does complier tell size of your program?
Most compilers will provide a listing that shows the memory used by the program. If the compiler allows you to combine "relocatable modules" into a single executable, this is often called a "linkage editor" map. This information should be produced by default, but in some cases you may have to look for a configuration option to turn it on.

Looking at the hex files is a good idea, but doesn't tell you much about the individual nodules. It can also trick you if the code does not reside in a single contiguous block. The linkage editor map is the way to go if you're looking for details.
 
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