Re: void* passed as funtion parameters?

"Ben Voigt [C++ MVP]" <bvoigt@newsgroup.nospam>
Sat, 29 Aug 2009 21:29:02 -0500
"Robby" <> wrote in message

Hello Alex,

template<typename T>
void f1(T* p)
p->LK__F1 = 10;

wow! that's exactly what I need! But unfortunately PIC MCU'S don't support
C++, they only support assembler or C. Some revolutionary MCU's such as
which are a little more powerfull are starting to accept C++. But not PICs
... mayby someday they will.

Maybe your C compiler vendor has fed you this line, but C++ support has
nothing to do with the capability of the target processor. It's purely a
compiler feature, both C and C++ compile to machine code just like assembler
does, and if you don't use the expensive C++ features like exceptions, the
C++ code is often even smaller and more efficient than C. And don???t trust
the alternative called "embedded C++". While a subset of C++ that excludes
exceptions makes sense for microcontrollers, the folks behind embedded C++
didn't have a good understanding of runtime cost of various features.

For example, AVR chips are just as simple as PICs but have g++ (a good C++
compiler) capable of producing AVR code.

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