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Hi all,

I have the following being defined in a A.cxx file.

// define in source file. Not exported to the outside world (this
cannot be
// moved to the header file [restriction])
#define CHANNEL_0 0
#define CHANNEL_1 1
#define CHANNEL_2 2
#define CHANNEL_3 3
#define CHANNEL_4 4
#define CHANNEL_5 5

However, in another file B.cxx, I have a fucntion called:

registerChannel(int channelNumber_)
{
// perform registration via channel number (valid range 0 - 5)
register(channelNumber_);
}

It works fine. However, now there is a new requirements: Channel
0,2,4 must maps to 0, 1, 2. Other channel maps to an invalid value.

I was wondering what is the best way to implements the mapping
function. My idea is as follows:

// 255 is an invalid value
#define INVALID_CHANNEL 255
int ChannelMapArray[] =
{0, INVALID_CHANNEL, 1, INVALID_CHANNEL, 2, INVALID_VALUE, };
So I could just use it in registerChannel() as follows:
registerChannel(int channelNumber_)
{
// perform registration via channel number (valid range 0 - 5)
register(ChannelMapArray[channelNumber_]);
}
Is there a better way to implement a mapping function. The array
implementation seems unclear. Also, is it possible to implement it as
a 2 ways mapping function (i.e given 1-6 -> 0,1,2,invalid or vice
versa)? Is there a commonly known technique for this? Is it possible
to reference the mapping to the #define in A.cxx?

Thanks All,
Naruto
Jul 22 '05 #1
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naruto wrote:

Hi all,

I have the following being defined in a A.cxx file.

// define in source file. Not exported to the outside world (this
cannot be
// moved to the header file [restriction])
A header file does not necessarily mean the outside world. The
restriction is superficial.

#define CHANNEL_0 0
#define CHANNEL_1 1
#define CHANNEL_2 2
#define CHANNEL_3 3
#define CHANNEL_4 4
#define CHANNEL_5 5

You might benefit from using enums. In addition, you have two
different systems of channel values, they could be represented by
two different enum types to eliminate the confusion as to which
channel system int channelNumber_ belongs.

However, in another file B.cxx, I have a fucntion called:

registerChannel(int channelNumber_)
{
// perform registration via channel number (valid range 0 - 5)
register(channelNumber_);
}

It works fine. However, now there is a new requirements: Channel
0,2,4 must maps to 0, 1, 2. Other channel maps to an invalid value.

I was wondering what is the best way to implements the mapping
function. My idea is as follows:

// 255 is an invalid value
#define INVALID_CHANNEL 255
int ChannelMapArray[] =
{0, INVALID_CHANNEL, 1, INVALID_CHANNEL, 2, INVALID_VALUE, };

So I could just use it in registerChannel() as follows:
registerChannel(int channelNumber_)
{
// perform registration via channel number (valid range 0 - 5)
register(ChannelMapArray[channelNumber_]);
}

Is there a better way to implement a mapping function.
You've said it: implement a mapping function.

The array
implementation seems unclear. Also, is it possible to implement it as
a 2 ways mapping function (i.e given 1-6 -> 0,1,2,invalid or vice
versa)? Is there a commonly known technique for this?

Something to the effect:

//I contrived the names; imagined that you have, e.g., "device" and
//"logical" channels

class ChannelMapping {
struct MappingInfo {
channel_type_log channel_log;
channel_type_dev channel_dev;
};

static MappingInfo mapping_info_[];

public:
static channel_type_log devToLog(channel_type_dev channel) {...}
static channel_type_dev logToSrc(channel_type_log channel) {...}
};

Depending on your design you may need not to make these functions static.
Otherwise you can use a namespace instead of a class. Define mapping_info_
(give it a better name). Use it directly or write an init() function to
create an optimised storage for search by the mapping functions for a
sufficiently large number of values.

Is it possible
to reference the mapping to the #define in A.cxx?
Move them to file A_internal_whatever.h

Denis

Thanks All,
Naruto

Jul 22 '05 #2

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naruto wrote:

Hi all,

I have the following being defined in a A.cxx file.

// define in source file. Not exported to the outside world (this
cannot be
// moved to the header file [restriction])
A header file does not necessarily mean the outside world. The
restriction is superficial.

#define CHANNEL_0 0
#define CHANNEL_1 1
#define CHANNEL_2 2
#define CHANNEL_3 3
#define CHANNEL_4 4
#define CHANNEL_5 5

You might benefit from using enums. In addition, you have two
different systems of channel values, they could be represented by
two different enum types to eliminate the confusion as to which
channel system int channelNumber_ belongs.

However, in another file B.cxx, I have a fucntion called:

registerChannel(int channelNumber_)
{
// perform registration via channel number (valid range 0 - 5)
register(channelNumber_);
}

It works fine. However, now there is a new requirements: Channel
0,2,4 must maps to 0, 1, 2. Other channel maps to an invalid value.

I was wondering what is the best way to implements the mapping
function. My idea is as follows:

// 255 is an invalid value
#define INVALID_CHANNEL 255
int ChannelMapArray[] =
{0, INVALID_CHANNEL, 1, INVALID_CHANNEL, 2, INVALID_VALUE, };

So I could just use it in registerChannel() as follows:
registerChannel(int channelNumber_)
{
// perform registration via channel number (valid range 0 - 5)
register(ChannelMapArray[channelNumber_]);
}

Is there a better way to implement a mapping function.
You've said it: implement a mapping function.

The array
implementation seems unclear. Also, is it possible to implement it as
a 2 ways mapping function (i.e given 1-6 -> 0,1,2,invalid or vice
versa)? Is there a commonly known technique for this?

Something to the effect:

//I contrived the names; imagined that you have, e.g., "device" and
//"logical" channels

class ChannelMapping {
struct MappingInfo {
channel_type_log channel_log;
channel_type_dev channel_dev;
};

static MappingInfo mapping_info_[];

public:
static channel_type_log devToLog(channel_type_dev channel) {...}
static channel_type_dev logToSrc(channel_type_log channel) {...}
};

Depending on your design you may need not to make these functions static.
Otherwise you can use a namespace instead of a class. Define mapping_info_
(give it a better name). Use it directly or write an init() function to
create an optimised storage for search by the mapping functions for a
sufficiently large number of values.

Is it possible
to reference the mapping to the #define in A.cxx?
Move them to file A_internal_whatever.h

Denis

Thanks All,
Naruto

Jul 22 '05 #3

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naruto wrote:
Hi all,

I have the following being defined in a A.cxx file.

// define in source file. Not exported to the outside world (this
cannot be
// moved to the header file [restriction])
#define CHANNEL_0 0
#define CHANNEL_1 1
#define CHANNEL_2 2
#define CHANNEL_3 3
#define CHANNEL_4 4
#define CHANNEL_5 5

However, in another file B.cxx, I have a fucntion called:

registerChannel(int channelNumber_)
{
// perform registration via channel number (valid range 0 - 5)
register(channelNumber_);
}

It works fine. However, now there is a new requirements: Channel
0,2,4 must maps to 0, 1, 2. Other channel maps to an invalid value.

I was wondering what is the best way to implements the mapping
function. My idea is as follows:

// 255 is an invalid value
#define INVALID_CHANNEL 255
int ChannelMapArray[] =
{0, INVALID_CHANNEL, 1, INVALID_CHANNEL, 2, INVALID_VALUE, };
So I could just use it in registerChannel() as follows:
registerChannel(int channelNumber_)
{
// perform registration via channel number (valid range 0 - 5)
register(ChannelMapArray[channelNumber_]);
}
Is there a better way to implement a mapping function. The array
implementation seems unclear. Also, is it possible to implement it as
a 2 ways mapping function (i.e given 1-6 -> 0,1,2,invalid or vice
versa)? Is there a commonly known technique for this? Is it possible
to reference the mapping to the #define in A.cxx?

Thanks All,
Naruto


One could always use the std::map container:
#include <map>
using std::map;
typedef map<unsigned int, unsigned int> Mapping_Container;

The mapping would be:
Mapping_Container channel_map;
//...
unsigned int original_value;
unsigned int new_value;

//...
new_value = channel_map[original_value];
--
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Jul 22 '05 #4

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naruto wrote:
Hi all,

I have the following being defined in a A.cxx file.

// define in source file. Not exported to the outside world (this
cannot be
// moved to the header file [restriction])
#define CHANNEL_0 0
#define CHANNEL_1 1
#define CHANNEL_2 2
#define CHANNEL_3 3
#define CHANNEL_4 4
#define CHANNEL_5 5

However, in another file B.cxx, I have a fucntion called:

registerChannel(int channelNumber_)
{
// perform registration via channel number (valid range 0 - 5)
register(channelNumber_);
}

It works fine. However, now there is a new requirements: Channel
0,2,4 must maps to 0, 1, 2. Other channel maps to an invalid value.

I was wondering what is the best way to implements the mapping
function. My idea is as follows:

// 255 is an invalid value
#define INVALID_CHANNEL 255
int ChannelMapArray[] =
{0, INVALID_CHANNEL, 1, INVALID_CHANNEL, 2, INVALID_VALUE, };
So I could just use it in registerChannel() as follows:
registerChannel(int channelNumber_)
{
// perform registration via channel number (valid range 0 - 5)
register(ChannelMapArray[channelNumber_]);
}
Is there a better way to implement a mapping function. The array
implementation seems unclear. Also, is it possible to implement it as
a 2 ways mapping function (i.e given 1-6 -> 0,1,2,invalid or vice
versa)? Is there a commonly known technique for this? Is it possible
to reference the mapping to the #define in A.cxx?

Thanks All,
Naruto


One could always use the std::map container:
#include <map>
using std::map;
typedef map<unsigned int, unsigned int> Mapping_Container;

The mapping would be:
Mapping_Container channel_map;
//...
unsigned int original_value;
unsigned int new_value;

//...
new_value = channel_map[original_value];
--
Thomas Matthews

C++ newsgroup welcome message:
http://www.slack.net/~shiva/welcome.txt
C++ Faq: http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lite
C Faq: http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/c-faq/top.html
alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++ faq:
http://www.raos.demon.uk/acllc-c++/faq.html
Other sites:
http://www.josuttis.com -- C++ STL Library book

Jul 22 '05 #5

P: n/a
> //I contrived the names; imagined that you have, e.g., "device" and
//"logical" channels

class ChannelMapping {
struct MappingInfo {
channel_type_log channel_log;
channel_type_dev channel_dev;
};

static MappingInfo mapping_info_[];

public:
static channel_type_log devToLog(channel_type_dev channel) {...}
static channel_type_dev logToSrc(channel_type_log channel) {...}
};

Depending on your design you may need not to make these functions static.
Otherwise you can use a namespace instead of a class. Define mapping_info_
(give it a better name). Use it directly or write an init() function to
create an optimised storage for search by the mapping functions for a
sufficiently large number of values.

Is it possible
to reference the mapping to the #define in A.cxx?


Move them to file A_internal_whatever.h

Denis


Thanks Denis. I didn't thought of using a class or namespace to
perform a mapping fuction. Thanks!!

Naruto
Jul 22 '05 #6

P: n/a
> //I contrived the names; imagined that you have, e.g., "device" and
//"logical" channels

class ChannelMapping {
struct MappingInfo {
channel_type_log channel_log;
channel_type_dev channel_dev;
};

static MappingInfo mapping_info_[];

public:
static channel_type_log devToLog(channel_type_dev channel) {...}
static channel_type_dev logToSrc(channel_type_log channel) {...}
};

Depending on your design you may need not to make these functions static.
Otherwise you can use a namespace instead of a class. Define mapping_info_
(give it a better name). Use it directly or write an init() function to
create an optimised storage for search by the mapping functions for a
sufficiently large number of values.

Is it possible
to reference the mapping to the #define in A.cxx?


Move them to file A_internal_whatever.h

Denis


Thanks Denis. I didn't thought of using a class or namespace to
perform a mapping fuction. Thanks!!

Naruto
Jul 22 '05 #7

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