RE: 16F57 Programming with PICStart Plus
Thanks for your reply, Cynthia. Sorry I didn't notice sooner!
Actually when I didn't get a response after a day or so I gathered up some 'F57's, made the trip, and did some experimenting. Like you said - that pin still has to be isolated from the programmer, even on the newer Flash parts. But it's good to see an "official" statement confirming that. Perhaps Microchip already has a document change in-process to explicitly mention the 16F5X family in Tech Note #22.
Thanks again for your attention.