6 years, 7 months ago.

Array of pointers to byte arrays

typedef unsigned char byte; typedef unsigned int word;

const byte sequence1[] = { 0x11, 0x22, 0x44, 0x88 };

const byte sequence2[] = { 0x01, 0x10, 0x02, 0x20 };

const byte sequence3[] = { 0xFF, 0xDD, 0xEE, 0x44 };

const word sequences[] = { &sequence1, &sequence2, &sequence3 }

How should I declare the sequences array so that it contains the addresses of the three byte arrays?

3 Answers

6 years, 7 months ago.

Took me a few attempts, but what works is:

const byte *sequences[] = { sequence1, sequence2, sequence3 };

Not needed to get the pointer to sequence1, etc, since it is already a pointer to where it is stored. So now it makes an array of byte pointers. Since your byte arrays are the same as byte pointers, that works.

I think that does what you need it to do.

Accepted Answer
6 years, 7 months ago.

Hello Kevin Callan,

 const byte * sequences[] = { sequence1, sequence2, sequence3 };

The variable sequences is an array of pointers to constant unsigned char (byte)

Use this link which "translates" english to declaration or other way around: http://cdecl.org/
As an example, type there : declare sequences as array of pointer to const unsigned char.

Edit: sorry erik, have not seen your answer while typing mine =)

Thats a nifty site :)

posted by Erik - 30 Aug 2013
6 years, 7 months ago.

@erik, Martin--

Thank you guys! This was not obvious to me. Many thanks.