Nicholas Cooke

Link Error - With simple variable declaration?

Discussion created by Nicholas Cooke on Nov 8, 2007
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2007 by Nicholas Cooke
I am trying to declare a variable in a module and reference it in my main () routine - should be straight forward but am getting the following link error:
Link Error : Multiply-defined: "LED_Status in Int_Handlers.c
Previously defined in main.c
I am using the variable LED_Status in the main routine and setting it in the interrupt routine for the PIT Timer.

unsigned char LED_Status = FALSE; // Declared just above main
int main()
  int i;
  char a;
  mcf5222x_init(); // As well as all other initialization stuff
  if (!LED_Status) etc etc etc....
.etc etc
This is in the Interrupt handling module.

extern unsigned char LED_Status = FALSE;
__interrupt__ void PIT0_handler (void);
__interrupt__ void PIT0_handler (void)
  LED_Status = !LED_Status;
  MCF_PIT0_PCSR  |= MCF_PIT_PCSR_PIF; // Reset by setting PIF
I tried declaring it in a .h file. Still the same problem.
Am I doing something stupidly obvious and stupidly wrong??
Many thanks