"PORTING C" > How to assign a value to a define statement?

=?Utf-8?B?Um9iYnk=?= <Robby@discussions.microsoft.com>
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 09:11:02 -0800

This question is geared more towards seeking a voice of programming

I am running into a situation where I need some advice on how to do things.
Perhaps I am seeing this the wrong way. In summary, from main(), I would like
to call a defined macro called "Config_delay_timers", and in that macro I
would like to do some calculations where the result can be assigned to the
value of another #define statement.

Please view the following code:

#ifndef TEST_H
#define TEST_H

#define Config_delay_timers(extCrys, fpllidiv, fpllmul, fpllodiv) \
    FREQ = (((float)(extCrys/fpllidiv)*(float)(fpllmul/fpllodiv))*1000000)


#endif // TEST_H //

#include <stdio.h>
#include "test.h"

int main()

Config_delay_timers(8, 2, 21, 8);

return 0;

I am getting an error where the compiler complains about FREQ is undefclared.
So how is one supposed to carry out a particular calculation via a define
macro and then further assign this result to other define variables in the

I am thinking of mayby using #ifdef preprocessor command but I don't see how
this would be of any use in this particular case.
All help or reccomendations is very welcome and apprciated. Thanks in advance!

Best regards

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