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enum
{
      REVERSE,
      FORWARD,

      NUM_ZONES
};

My embedded target board is based on Renesas RH850F1L Microcontroller.  My language is Embedded 'C'.

I get compile error "expected an identifier" when I create above enum.  Is it a valid enum?  
I want to use members of this enum to create an array and also use members of this enum for array index.

I can do #define instead but can this enum work in place of #define?
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Question by:naseeam
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Kent Olsen earned 1600 total points
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You might try naming the enumeration, though that's not a requirement.

enum direction_t
{
      REVERSE,
      FORWARD,
      NUM_ZONES
};

Are you duplicating a declaration?

enum direction_t
{
      DIR_REVERSE,
      DIR_FORWARD,
      DIR_NUM_ZONES
};


Kent
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by:naseeam
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I get the same error.  No, I'm not duplicating the declaration.
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by:Kent Olsen
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REVERSE and FORWARD are pretty common words.  There's a reasonable chance that they could already be define in another #include file.

Can you post a few lines before and after the enum declaration?

Thanks!
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by:sarabande
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Are you duplicating a declaration?

actually it is a definition  of a constant or a preprocessor macro which must not be duplicated.

in c you may try

typedef enum
{
      DIR_FORWARD,
      DIR_REVERSE,
      NUM_DIRECTIONS
} EDIRECTION;

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if the c compiler is not an ansi c compiler, it might be unable to use enum.

Sara
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by:naseeam
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Kent:

You were actually correct.  Your solution worked.
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Thank you!
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