I was just discussing this with another member of this forum over social media and I thought it was a good idea to share with this group.
Here's a link to a very low cost programmer - so, I thought some here would be interested:
CANADUINO ST-Link V2 Compatible in-Circuit Programmer and Debugger for STM8 STM322?dchild=1&keywords=CANADUINO&qid=1600242951&sr=8-22 (https://www.amazon.com/CANADUINO-Compatible-Circuit-Programmer-Debugger/dp/B07B2K6ZPK/ref=sr_1_22?dchild=1&keywords=CANADUINO&qid=1600242951&sr=8-22)
CANADUINO sells through this site as well but I don't see the above listed:
Edit - actually - here it is on the universal-solder.ca site:
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