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Re: [avr-libc-dev] Progmem types compatibility

From: Joerg Wunsch
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] Progmem types compatibility
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 23:42:37 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

As David Brown wrote:

> Being able to attach the "progmem" attribute to the type is a useful 
> feature - or it would be, if it were safe to use.  The main reason, as I 
> see it, is the same with all type information - it helps improve the 
> safety, static (compile-time) error checking, and self-documenting 
> aspects of code.

But as we had to learn, actually just *this* was never the case.  So
in retrospect, the typedef only gave a false feeling of safety.

As I understand it, using typedefs with named address spaces should be
safe to use.  Perhaps Johann can correct me if I'm wrong with this.
cheers, J"org               .-.-.   --... ...--   -.. .  DL8DTL

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