[P4-dev] extern function return in backend

hemant at mnkcg.com hemant at mnkcg.com
Fri Oct 20 12:08:59 EDT 2017

No.  Let me do that - thanks.  I was looking at the class for declarations




From: Mihai Budiu [mailto:mbudiu at vmware.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2017 12:05 PM
To: hemant at mnkcg.com; 'p4-dev' <p4-dev at lists.p4.org>
Subject: RE: [P4-dev] extern function return in backend


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 <mailto: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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