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Thanks a lot again for your second example. This is really along the lines of what I am expecting out of the parser. What I want to do (eventually) with the parsing really depends on how much I am able to do with it :-). At the very minimum, I would like to identify the instantiations, port names, widths, connections, etc to do various kinds of post processing. Coming back to the piece of code you posted: I was able to get it to work by commenting out the exit_if_error() part. I have to admit first that I still need to spend some time to learn what each of these function calls really mean. Here is the example code I tried to test it with:
cat top.v module top (a, b, c, d); input a; input b; output c; output d; inverter i_inverter (.in_a(a), .out_c(c)); buffer i_buffer (.in_b(b), .out_d(d)); endmodule
Granted, this is not much, but this is enough for a starter like me :-) What I didn't give the script were the module definitions of "inverter" and "buffer" modules. I still expected it to at least write out the instantiation names and their port connections. I agree with the error messages below from the scripts output, but I don't understand why doesn't show the instantiation names. Why doesn't it associate the pin names (in_*, out_*) to the instantiation names? Does it absolutely require module references for that?
%Error: top.v:10: Cannot find buffer %Error: top.v:9: Cannot find inverter %Error: top.v:10: Module reference not found: buffer %Error: top.v:9: Module reference not found: inverter Exiting due to errors Module names in netlist: top ModuleName=top HierInstName=top PortDir=input PortName=a PortDir=input PortName=b PortDir=output PortName=c PortDir=output PortName=d PinName=in_b NetName=b PinName=out_d NetName=d PinName=in_a NetName=a PinName=out_c NetName=c
Thanks again for your help

In reply to Re^4: verilog perl usage (Verilog::Netlist) by mahurshi
in thread verilog perl usage by perlvoyager

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