loadphfig

LOADPHFIG(3)            MBK PHYSICAL UTILITY FUNCTIONS            LOADPHFIG(3)



NAME
       loadphfig - load a new physical cell model from disk


ORIGIN
       This software belongs to the  ALLIANCE CAD SYSTEM developed by the ASIM
       team at LIP6 laboratory of Université Pierre et Marie CURIE, in Paris,
       France.

       Web : http://asim.lip6.fr/recherche/alliance/
       E-mail : alliance-users@asim.lip6.fr


SYNOPSYS
       #include "mph.h"
       void loadphfig(ptfig, figname, mode)
       phfig_list ∗ptfig;
       char ∗figname;
       char mode;

PARAMETERS
       ptfig               Pointer to an allocated but empty phfig

       figname             Name of the figure to be loaded

       mode                Loading mode

DESCRIPTION
       loadphfig fills the phfig pointed to by ptfig with the contents of a
       disk file called figname. The loading mode may be either 'A', then the
       entire content is parsed, or 'P' then only connectors, abutment box,
       and through routes are loaded, or 'C', that finishes to fill an already
       loaded figure in 'P' mode, in order to have it all in memory. This last
       mode allows to keep the same ptfig pointer when reaccessing the same
       file.
       The loadphfig function in fact performs a call to a parser, choosen by
       the MBK_IN_PH(1) environment variable. The directories seached for the
       file are first the one set by MBK_WORK_LIB(1) and then, in the
       described order, the ones set by MBK_CATA_LIB(1).  See MBK_IN_PH(1),
       MBK_WORK_LIB(1), MBK_CATA_LIB(1) and mbkenv(3) for details.

ERRORS
       Some errors resulting from a call to loadphfig are due to the parsers,
       and are prefixed by the parser format (pf).
       "∗∗∗ mbk error ∗∗∗ not supported physical input format 'xxx'"
              The environment variable MBK_IN_PH is not set to a legal
              physical format.
       "∗∗∗ mbk error ∗∗∗ pfloadphfig : could not open file figname"
              No file called figname.ext, where ext is the file format
              extension, has been found in the directories set by the
              environment.
       "∗∗∗ mbk error ∗∗∗ pfloadphfig : syntax error line x parsing
       figname.ext"
              Either the file has been corrupted and its syntax is not legal,
              or there is a bug in the given parser.

EXAMPLE
       #include "mph.h"
       phfig_list ∗get_the_phfig(figname, mode)
       char ∗figname;
       char mode;
       {
       phfig_list ∗pt;
          for (pt = HEAD_PHFIG; pt; pt = pt->NEXT) /∗ scan figure list ∗/
             if (!strcmp(pt->NAME, figname))
                break;
          if (!pt) { /∗ figure doesn't exist ∗/
             pt = addphfig(figname);
             pt->MODE = mode == 'A' ? mode : 'P';
             loadphfig(pt, figname, pt->MODE);
             return pt;
          }
          if (ptfig->MODE != 'A') { /∗ figure exists interface only ∗/
             if (mode == 'A') {
                pt->MODE = 'A';
                loadphfig(pt, figname, 'C');
                return pt;
             } else
                return pt;
          } else /∗ figure exists interface and body ∗/
             return pt;
       }

SEE ALSO
       mbk(1), mbkenv(3), phfig(3), addphfig(3), getphfig(3), delphfig(3),
       savephfig(3), flattenphfig(3), rflattenphfig(3), MBK_IN_PH(1),
       MBK_WORK_LIB(1), MBK_CATA_LIB(1).




BUG REPORT
       This tool is under development at the ASIM department of the LIP6
       laboratory.
       We need your feedback to improve documentation and tools.






ASIM/LIP6                       October 1, 1997                   LOADPHFIG(3)