MPLab X IDE and XC++ compiler
Posted by Ruben
on March 6, 2013
I see that Microchip launched a new IDE and compiler toolchain of which
XC32 ++ is a part. As far as I can see this is a C/C++ compiler and I want to develop
mainly in C++. Will the free RTOS be compatible with the XC++ compiler?
From what I've seen it wont be an issue, quote MPlab page on Microchip
site "Can be used with all C++ or mixed C/C++ projects in MPLAB® XC, All
Microchip C language extensions are available for use" but still, I want
to be sure, so your advice will be appreciated. I'm, using the all sweet
RE: MPLab X IDE and XC++ compiler
Posted by Dave
on March 6, 2013
There has been a lot written in these forums about using FreeRTOS in C++, and intereactive.freertos.org has some C++ frameworks. Search the archive http://www.freertos.org/FreeRTOS_Support_Forum_Archive/freertos_support_forum_archive_index.html
In summary, FreeRTOS is only tested as a C program but it contains the necessary "extern C" declarations in header files to allow it to be included in a C++ project provided the FreeRTOS files themselves are still compiled as pure C (the extern C then takes care of the C to C++ linkage). Up until FreeRTOS V7.4.0 used data hiding by defining types differently in different files, and that is not C++ friendly. Changes to queue.c in FreeRTOS V7.4.0 might have fixed that issue, so there is a chance you could compile the code as C++ now but I don't know for sure.
Copyright (C) 2004-2010 Richard Barry. Copyright (C) 2010-2016 Real Time Engineers Ltd.
Any and all data, files, source code, html content and documentation included in the FreeRTOSTM distribution or available on this site are the exclusive property of Real Time Engineers Ltd..
See the files license.txt (included in the distribution) and this copyright notice for more information. FreeRTOSTM and FreeRTOS.orgTM are trade marks of Real Time Engineers Ltd.