6.13 Control Statement Expressions
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As the rule 13.4 says : The controlling expression of a for statement shall not contain any objects of floating type.
But what about a function call with a float as parameter (example below) ?
I am asking this in order to implement a MISRA rule checker.
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int32_t i = 0;
for (i = 0; i < float_to_int(float_var); ++i)
It seems correct to me since the float is not really use in the controlling expression. But the rules says any objects
and that confuse me a little.
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Using a floating point object to count or compare loop iterations is not recommended. For some values of the loop limits and increment, the accumulation of rounding errors could result in a number of iterations that differs from the expected number.
There are contexts in which use of floating point objects in a controlling expression might not cause any issues (including the example you cite). However a strict interpretation of MISRA-C:2004 does not permit any such uses.
See also: http://misra.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=873
For MISRA C:2012 this has been clarified in Rule 14.1 and Rule 14.2 - this would allow your example to be compliant, provided that float_to_int(float_var)
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