Why don’t checksums or fills work when generating a binary output?

Some MPLAB® XC compiler features, such as those to add checksums or to fill unused memory locations, are fulfilled by the HEXMATE application, which only works with HEX files.

If you are generating a binary file output, then this file will not contain any codes inserted by HEXMATE.

If you do require a binary output and these additional compiler features, then it is best to generate a HEX file and then use a third-party application to convert the HEX file to a binary format.

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