Apr 242016

After not touching project for a while, using MPLAB X 3.26 with a newer XC8 compiler (1.37) brought me error: (141) can't open include file "delays.h": No such file or directory. For some reason delays.h got cut from the environment. Fortunately, the only function I’ve used from that header was Delay10KTCYx – one you can directly replace with a _delay macro.

For example


can be directly substituted for:

But that works only up to 19 – values 20 and above will give you error: (1355) in-line delay argument too large.

For those we can always create a more direct substitute:

void Delay10KTCYx(unsigned char count) {
    do {
    } while(--count != 0);

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