After some back-and-forth with SVUnit users over the last several months, I reckon it’s finally time to get rid of the make user interface. Turns out, the incremental construction of the framework that make helped with isn’t all that necessary. It also seems some hardware developers get a little nervous around makefiles (admittedly, they make me nervous at times). In response, I’ll be putting together a simpler build/run script in place of what’s there now.
If you’re in favour of a new scripting interface and would like to help out by critiquing a first release, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have unit tests for the scripting to rely on for quality so what I end up with should be pretty solid. Still, it’d be nice for me to get a few opinions before I release it.
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I never really got why people get put off so easily by make. Granted, HDL/HVL compilers these days tend to support incremental compile out of the box, so there’s no need for make to do those things. My only fear is that with a script based solution we will lose some of the ability to customize how the build/run gets done.