sprintf places the float string into a RAM buffer, whereas UART_PutString(const char8 string)
wants to fetch the string from FLASH. You will have to use UART_PutChar(uint8 txDataByte) in
a loop to transmit the sprintf buffer one character at a time until you hit the null character terminating
@Dana: You can give a string from sRAM to _PutString(). Its perfectly fine to convert a const char * into a char *, just not the other way round.
@EngineerBro: what is it that doesn't work? Code doesn't compile? Nothing received on the PC? Garbage received on the PC?
Hli, so compiler when cast as const to char dupes the string, glad you
told me that. Learning C as I float down the stream to the cliff on the lily
pad of life, totally oblivious I might add.
No, the compiler won't copy the string. When a const char * is used in a function parameter, its an assertion (given by the function) that the function won't ever change the string. When used in a variable definition (as in const char * text="hello") its a requirement that no code will try to change this string (so the compiler can place it in flash memory).
Its perfectly fine to give a string which can be mutated to a function which says it won't do that. You just cannot give a non-mutable string to a function which says it might mutate it (as in giving the text variable from above as target to strcpy or so).
The usage of "const" slightly differs from the PSoC1 compilers. The meaning is explained in the C-compiler handbooks. In standard C (GCC) there is nothing like a flash-parameter since the addressing scheme is the same for flash and sram, while in PSoC1 there are different assembly instructions needed. to address them