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constants in assembler

Question asked by Ian Benton on Jan 23, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2019 by Con Verse

I want to define a constant called "mains_on" to be equal to 208, so I write 

.equ mains_on,208 @ mains on at 208 Volts

and MUCXpresso underlines it in orange and tells me it is a syntax error. (It is part of a large table of constants that have their own file)

It does this regardless of whether I put it in a file called .h or .inc, but the resulting file works

If I type

#define mains_on 208 // mains on at 208 Volts

like it would be in C, it no longer tells me that it is a syntax error, but it doesn't work. 

If I put the file in the src directory instead of the inc directory, then it likes neither .equ nor #define, one gives "syntax error" and the other says "no whitespace after macro definition"

.This isn't a major problem, but it is annoying to have every line of my table of constants underlined in orange and labelled as a syntax error - could someone please tell me which format MCUXpresso is happy with, and where it would prefer the file to be stored.