Tonight, I continued to work on the front end tool described in last week's blog post: http://blog.edmondcote.com/2014/05/wednesday-hack-1.html. I found a clever name for the script: barf (build and run flow). It's too late in the evening to post details, so I will be brief. Besides the name change, I implemented an object oriented build pipeline. The user can describe the stages of their build and run flow using Python objects. The execution of the objects is controlled by a centralized class. While it may be outside of the scope of this (yet to be determined effort), this would allow the jobs to be executed in parallel. I also added a mechanism for a job stage to pass information from one another. An example use case is for the synthesis step to pass an object to the place and route step. Finally, I created two build stages. The first to create an Active-HDL work library (vlib) and the second to compile Verilog file (vlib).
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