Generator keywords are reserved for internal use. Do not use them in models as identifiers or function names. Also avoid using C reserved keywords in models as identifiers or function names. If your model contains reserved keywords, the code generator attempts to replace those keywords when it generates identifiers in the code. If the code generator cannot replace the reserved keyword, then the generated code uses reserved keywords as identifiers and might not compile. To avoid generating identifiers that do not match identifiers in your model, do not use reserved keywords as identifiers.
C Reserved Keywords
These are the reserved keywords that the C language specifies. The code generator attempts to rename identifiers that match these keywords.
C++ Reserved Keywords
These are the reserved keywords that the C++ language specifies in addition to the C reserved keywords. If you generate C++ code, the code generator attempts to rename identifiers that match these keywords.
Other Common Reserved Keywords
The code generator attempts to replace some keywords that are not part of the C or C++ language specification. See examples of some of these keywords in this table.
|*Not reserved if you specify a replacement identifier.|
Code Generation Code Replacement Library Keywords
The list of code replacement library reserved keywords for your development environment varies depending on which libraries are registered. The list of available code replacement libraries varies depending on other installed products (for example, a target product), or if you used Embedded Coder® to create and register custom code replacement libraries.
To generate a list of reserved keywords for libraries currently registered in your environment, use this MATLAB® function:
lib_ids = RTW.TargetRegistry.getInstance.getTflReservedIdentifiers()
This function returns an array of library keywords. Specifying the input argument is optional.
To list the libraries currently registered in your environment, use the
To generate a list of reserved keywords for a specific library that you are using to generate code, call the function passing the name of the library as displayed in the Code replacement library menu on the Code Generation > Interface pane of the Configuration Parameters dialog box. For example,
lib_ids = RTW.TargetRegistry.getInstance.getTflReservedIdentifiers('GNU C99 extensions')
Here is a partial example of the function output:
>> lib_ids = ... RTW.TargetRegistry.getInstance.getTflReservedIdentifiers('GNU C99 extensions') lib_ids = 'exp10' 'exp10f' 'acosf' 'acoshf' 'asinf' 'asinhf' 'atanf' 'atanhf' ... 'rt_lu_cplx' 'rt_lu_cplx_sgl' 'rt_lu_real' 'rt_lu_real_sgl' 'rt_mod_boolean' 'rt_rem_boolean' 'strcpy' 'utAssert'
Some of the returned keywords appear with the suffix
$N expands into
_snf only if nonfinite numbers are supported. For
'rt_atan2_snf' if nonfinite numbers are supported and
'rt_atan2' if nonfinite numbers are not supported. As a
precaution, you should treat both forms of the keyword as reserved.
Specify Custom Reserved Keywords
You can specify a set of custom reserved keywords in addition to those that the code generator reserves. Specify custom reserved keywords to facilitate code integration where functions and variables from external environments are unknown in the Simulink® model.
To create a list of reserved names, open the Configuration Parameters dialog box. On the Code Generation > Identifiers pane, enter the keywords in the Reserved names field.
If your model contains MATLAB Function or Stateflow® blocks, the code generation process uses the reserved names specified for those blocks if you select Use the same reserved names as Simulation Target on the Code Generation > Identifiers pane.
Programmatically Check Reserved Keywords
Because the list of reserved keywords is large and dynamic, the documentation cannot display it in full. To programmatically retrieve the list of keywords that the code generator attempts to replace, run this command from the MATLAB Command Window:
If you have a Simulink Check™ license, you can use the Check model object names (Simulink Check) check to verify that a model does not use reserved names.