From: Shalom Bresticker (Shalom.Bresticker@motorola.com)
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 04:01:18 PST
Stuart Sutherland wrote:
> The names in the diagram are correct. The space is a critical part of the
> object name. The C constant in the vpi_user.h file (Annex G) is built from
> the object name, by prepending the letters "vpi" and capitalizing the first
> letter of each word in the object name. Thus, the object "def param" is
> represented by the constant "vpiDefParam". These naming conventions are
> covered in Section 26.3, and are well known to all programmers that work
> with the VPI. Because C is case sensitive, the object in the diagram cannot
> be called "defparam". That would result in users of the diagrams trying to
> use a constant "vpiDefparam" which does not exist in the VPI library.
> I agree that way back in 1996 or so when we first defined the vpi_user.h
> file, it would have been better to have kept the object names the same as
> the Verilog keywords wherever possible. It is too late to change the case
> of some constant names in the header file now, however. That would wreak
> havoc on exiting user and commercial applications.
> Stuart Sutherland
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> > Behalf Of Shalom.Bresticker@motorola.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:27 PM
> > To: PTF
> > Subject: Re: PTF meeting minutes for 1/12/2004
> > Please clarify.
> > The only such references are 26.6.1, 12, 42.
> > Everywhere else in the standard, they are called defparam's
> > and specparam's, though specparams's are sometimes called
> > 'specify parameters', I think, but never 'spec params'.
> > There are no such entities in the LRM as 'def params' and
> > 'spec params'.
> > > - Shalom's request to change "def param" to "defparam" and
> > > "spec param" to "specparam".
> > >
> > > Discussed. Diagrams are correct as is. Are there other
> > > references? Chas to touch base with Shalom on this issue.
> > Thanks,
> > Shalom
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-- Shalom Bresticker Shalom.Bresticker@motorola.com Design & Reuse Methodology Tel: +972 9 9522268 Motorola Semiconductor Israel, Ltd. Fax: +972 9 9522890 POB 2208, Herzlia 46120, ISRAEL Cell: +972 50 441478
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