On 22/04/2022 02:18, Ivan Perez wrote:
I'm trying to compile a program for arduino that relies on tgmath.h to
pick the right version of a function based on the types (the code is
automatically generated by another tool).
It's failing to compile with avr because tgmath.h is missing.
I thought it was part of the standard C distribution since C99 and thus
I'd be able to rely on it, but I'm no C expert. Does anyone know why it
is not included in avr-libc? Any advice?
I'm on Ubuntu 20.04, using:
You are right that <tgmath.h> has been part of C since C99. But it is
not part of C++, which is what the Arduino tools use. <tgmath.h> has
macros for type-generic maths functions, and was originally implemented
with compiler-specific extensions. With C11, the "_Generic" feature can
be used to make compiler-independent implementations of the functions.
In C++, function overloading has existed from the beginning, and is done
in a completely different way. (Indeed, <tgmath.h> in C was invented to
give C programmers the convenience C++ users already enjoyed for their
maths functions, but made in a C-style manner.)
So for your C++ code, you should use <cmath>, not <tgmath.h>, and
otherwise the usage will be the same. (You might need a "using
namespace std;", but the Arduino IDE likes to confusingly hide such detail.)