- on Microcontrollers
- Published in issue 5/2008 on page 70
E-blocks: Flowcode Interrupts
Who’s afraid of INT?
Just a mention of the word ‘interrupt’ makes many novice programmers shiver nervously and state that the use of interrupts is ‘far too complicated for them’ and that they can ‘make do without’. Actually the principles and practical use of interrupts is not that complicated, and in this article we hope to take some of the mystique out of interrupt programming to encourage you to make use of this really useful programming technique.