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[avr-gcc-list] Best practice for external variable (newbie-ish question)

From: Matthew Smith
Subject: [avr-gcc-list] Best practice for external variable (newbie-ish question)
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 11:22:46 +1030
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Hi All

I am writing a small programme where I need a couple of variables to be
accessible to various routines, including an ISR.

I have declared the variables in the main body of the programme as
volatile, as I believe that this is required for access by the ISR:

volatile uint8_t foo;
volatile uint8_t bar;

1) Am I correct in thinking that I need to declare this in the ISR thus:

        extern uint8_t foo;
        // Other stuff

2) Is this the correct way to access it in an ordinary routines, or
should I be doing something with references?

void startclock(void)
        extern uint8_t bar;
        // Various stuff

Comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



Matthew Smith
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