# Long Bit Names

Long bit names are constructed by adding a peripheral abbreviation prefix to the short name. The prefix is unique to the peripheral, thereby making every long bit name unique. The long bit name for the ADC enable bit is the ADC prefix, AD, appended with the enable bit short name, ON, resulting in the unique bit name ADON.

Long bit names are useful in both C and assembly programs. For example, in C the ADCON0 enable bit can be set with the ADON = 1 instruction. In assembly, this bit can be set with the BSF ADCON0,ADON instruction.