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ARMCC: Backslash '\' at path omitted with ARM Compiler V6.5 selected


Information in this knowledgebase article applies to:

  • MDK-ARM V5.20 with ARM Compiler V6.5

SYMPTOM

I am struggling with ARM Compiler V6.5. It seems that the compiler has problems with the ‘backslash’ character in paths, i.e. a blackslash is omitted. I see error messages like:

ArmClang.exe: error: no such file or directory: '......Source.c'

The problem does not appear with i.e. ARM Compiler V6.4.

CAUSE

Shortly after releasing MDK5.20, the command line generation for ArmClang has been changed so that back slashes are converted to forward slashes.

RESOLUTION

Just update your MDK-ARM installation to MDK-ARM V5.21 or later.

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Last Reviewed: Sunday, September 18, 2016


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