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Is it possible to determine at runtime whether a pointer points to PROGMEM'ed values or regular values? This would give some flexibility when writing code that handles both.

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Not really, if you are asking whether you can determine (simply from its value) whether 0x100 is in RAM or PROGMEM. Both are possible candidates for a memory location.

The F() macro works around this by changing the type of a variable at compile-time, so that the compiler can select a suitable method of printing. For example:

Serial.println ("Hello, world");
Serial.println (F("Hello, world"));

In this case the appropriate println function is chosen at compile-time by the compiler, based on the type (one would be a const char *, the other a __FlashStringHelper type).

You are best off designing a way (similar to the F() macro) where you can make the decision at compile time.

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