Rule 5.4: Macro identifier

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Rule 5.4: Macro identifier

Post by Polyspacer » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:01 pm

I have a question regarding rule 5.4: Which of the following #defines is violating this rule?

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#define  engine_exhaust_gas_temperature_high_raw     egt_r
#define  engine_exhaust_gas_temperature_high_scaled  egt_s 

#define x 0
#define x 0

#ifndef ABCDE

#ifndef FGHIJ

unsigned long int A; 
unsigned short int Con = 0;

void main(void) 

	A = Con;
	A = x;
The 1st and 2nd #define are similar to the example given in the MISRA-C guideline. Hence, the 2nd #define violates the rule.
The 3rd and 4th #define are identical. Therefore, the 4th #define violates the rule.
The 5th and 6th #define are identical as well. Does the 6th #define violate the rule? According to the glossary, the macro name is a macro identifier...

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Re: Rule 5.4: Macro identifier

Post by misra-c » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:04 am

The amplification states
This rule requires that, when a macro is being defined, its name be distinct from:
  • the names of the other macros that are currently defined;
Therefore there will only be a violation of Rule 5.4 on DAI_AGK_SEC_1BIT_RAM_START if both ABCDE and FGHIJ are not defined.
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the MISRA C Working Group

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