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why  uint8_t instead of char for strings?

Question asked by Michiel van Leeuwen on Jan 6, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 10, 2017 by Michiel van Leeuwen

Why does the generated code from STM32CubeMX use uint8_t for strings, instead of the C standard char? The problem is that they differ in signedness, so gcc gives a warning. It's quite a pain, to be honest.

I can see this at least in the usb cdc class code, for example:

void USBD_GetString(uint8_t *desc, uint8_t *unicode, uint16_t *len)

That expects a string as 'desc', but uses uint8_t instead of char.,

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