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Is it possible to define each color with its RGB equivalent as a constant. I have tried something like the code below but it returns 0 instead of 127,0,0 as I would like. I would like to do this to make my code more readable. Any guidance? Thanks

const char red= '127,0,0';         //Red

setSpoke(0,strip.Color(red));   //red


Dec 12, 2012, 01:09 am Last Edit: Dec 12, 2012, 01:12 am by retrolefty Reason: 1
I think you should read up on the use of arrays, as that is probably how you could do what you are looking for.

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const char colorRed[] = {127, 0, 0};
const char colorGrn[] = {0, 127, 0};
const char colorBlu[] =  {0, 0, 127};



But, why would you use char variables or arrays to hold numbers? byte or uint8_t seem more logical to me.

Yes, I know it makes no difference to the compiler, as long as you keep in mind the range of values that can be stored in a char (which is not the same range as can be stored in a byte. even though they are the same size).

It makes a difference to humans trying to follow the code, though.
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I think you want something like that?


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