Ol thanks for replying. I just got the model of microcontroller I stated above for my birthday, and want to get started with microcontroller programming. The programmers you can get where I live are over 600 dollars!!
So I hope you can support the PIC71C42A soon enough :)
The PIC17CXXXX I believe is OTP type of microcontroller. (One Time Programmable only). To study PIC microcontroller, you may need get a flash type of microcontroller. Such as PIC16F87XXX, those flash based microcontroller you can program as many time as you want.