redefine define

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by farmerdoug, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. farmerdoug macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Is there away to do some thing like this?
    if (!strcmp(run, "Hi_Vol_x"))
    	#define CONDITION VOL2[l][i] > vmax[i]
    if (!strcmp(run, "Low_Vol_x"))
    	#define CONDITION VOL2[l][i] < vmin[i]
    if (CONDITION)
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005

    static bool sConditionHiVol;
    static bool sConditionLoVol;
    sConditionHiVol = (strcmp (run, "Hi_Vol_x) == 0);
    sConditionLoVol = (strcmp (run, "Low_Vol_x) == 0);
    #define CONDITION (sConditionHiVol ? (VOL2[l][i] > vmax[i]) :sConditionLoVol ? (VOL2[l][i] < vmin[i]) : false)
  3. farmerdoug thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Good morning.
    I'm looking over your solution but
    as usual, I think I left out some important information.
    I want to do this is in a procedure I am calling. In my example, run comes from outside the procedure.

    Which_Vol(char *run)

    Does your example still apply?


    Looks like it worked.

  4. farmerdoug thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008

    Having copied, pasted, and gotten the code to work. I went through it to see what I had actually done.


    Thanks again.
  5. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium


    Jan 28, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    You're mixing compile time definitions and run-time condition checking. You do understand that #define statements are run through the pre-processor before compilation is done on the file right ?

    Something gnasher didn't explain but is quite necessary to understand.
  6. farmerdoug thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Right. Which is my original attempts didn't work. But a single define statement
    will work inside main. But I take it that bad form.
  7. willieva macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2010
    #define is for the preprocessor, it doesn't know anything about main. You can think of it more as a substitution rule that occurs before the actual C code is compiled. If you had code like:
    # define PI 3.14159
    double pi = PI;

    then when you compiled the code, the preprocessor would replace PI with 3.14159, so the actual code that gets compiled is:
    double pi = 3.14159;

    Your original attempts didn't work because you're confusing runtime behavior with compile time behavior.

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