Ruby-VPI is a Ruby interface to Verilog VPI. It lets you create complex Verilog test benches easily and wholly in Ruby. Web site: http://ruby-vpi.rubyforge.org Install: gem install ruby-vpi Version 13.0.0 (2006-12-27) Summary This release fixes a major instability bug, simplifies generated Verilog benches, and purifies the API reference documentation. Notice â€¢ The $ruby_init and $ruby_relay system task/functions have been removed. Generated Verilog benches no longer use them. â–¡ To pass your own command-line options to Ruby, set the RUBYOPT environment variable before running a test. New features â€¢ You can now choose when Vpi::relay_verilog is triggered: upon positive/negative edge of the clock signal, or any other criteria. This is done by passing a block to the RubyVpi::init_bench method (see the API reference documentation for details). Details â€¢ Fixed a major instability bug that was randomly causing segmentation faults and pthread assertion failures. The problem was that the $ruby_init system task/ function was mischeviously unlocking a pthread mutex. From then onward, all code assumed that the mutex was still lockedâ€”but in reality, the mutex was already unlocked. â€¢ Replaced the $ruby_init and $ruby_relay system task/ functions with callbacks. â€¢ Excluded internal stuff from the API reference documentation for Ruby. â€¢ Removed system-dependent path /usr/bin/ruby from the tools.
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