XC8 (also HI-TECH compilers PICC, PICC18-STD, PIC18-PRO, dsPIC®, PIC32)

The XC8 toolchain is the upgrade for the PICC and PICC18 toolchains.

The required macro for these toolchains is MP_PROCESSOR_OPTION. MP_PROCESSOR_OPTION will be different for each of these compilers. If you take the “MPLAB®X” name, you can derive the “compiler” name using the following Java code:

public static String getProcessorNameForCompiler(String deviceName) {
    String res = deviceName;
    String lowerCaseDeviceName = deviceName.toLowerCase();
    if (lowerCaseDeviceName.startsWith("pic"))
        res = deviceName.substring(3);
    else if (lowerCaseDeviceName.startsWith("rfpic"))
        res = deviceName.substring(5);
    else if (lowerCaseDeviceName.startsWith("dspic"))
        res = deviceName.substring(5);
    return res;

Here the deviceName is the “MPLABX” name.

The optional macros for these toolchains are:

  • MP_EXTRA_LD_PRE (for a stand alone project)

These toolchains do not support library projects.

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