[P4-dev] extern function return in backend

Mihai Budiu mbudiu at vmware.com
Fri Oct 20 12:05:27 EDT 2017

Did you try the combination of flags -v --topP4 pass?
It will dump the program representation including the IR as comments.


From: P4-dev [mailto:p4-dev-bounces at lists.p4.org] On Behalf Of hemant at mnkcg.com
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2017 8:58 AM
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Subject: [P4-dev] extern function return in backend

The extern below has a function returning bool.  The args of the function are not relevant to my question and thus are replaced with ellipses.

extern myExtern {
       bool compare(...);

I know args to an extern function are obtained by backend software as follows, such as getting the first arg:


How does one get the bool returned from the function in backend to see if the frontend P4 program used "!extvar.compare()" or "extvar.compare()"?

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