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SystemC Parsing?

Gilbert Pajela

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Hello all,

Sorry if this is not the right forum for this message, but I was wondering what tool is most commonly used to parse SystemC? I am looking for a freely available tool, if possible. I did some of my own searching and came across several tools such as Pinapa/PinaVM, KaSCPar, SystemPerl, etc., but none of them seems to have been updated in the past five years or so. I've tried installing some of them, but I invariably get errors most likely because they haven't been kept up to date with the latest versions of SystemC, g++, etc. Does anyone know of a tool that is actively maintained and is commonly used to parse SystemC? There must be at least one tool out there. Any help is greatly appreciated.



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Hello @Gilbert Pajela,

SystemC is C++, so it would be better to utilize C++ Tooling support to parse SystemC.

And since @Roman Popov already mentioned Clang and LLVM tooling infrastructure you would have to fiddle with it to get necessary results.

After Googling a bit found a reference to this paper: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6646649,

and this project on GitHub: https://github.com/anikau31/systemc-clang

Which have been updated quite recently.

Hope it helps.


Ameya Vikram Singh

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If you need more flexibility than systemc-clang allows you may use libclang. This is a Python binding of the Clang library (some intro can be found here: https://shaharmike.com/cpp/libclang/ or here: https://eli.thegreenplace.net/2011/07/03/parsing-c-in-python-with-clang). This way you can easily deal with the Clang AST and its cross references  and alike.

Best regards

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