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I am calling function as below:-
guardring(L_cell W_cell clearance W_guard Space_NTAP_PATAP First_type_tap).
When I call second time this function in CIW, it some how retaining the previous call vlaues. So the outcome result is wrong.
However when I call it 2nd time it gives me dsired result. It looks like the variable is NOT prempted after function call is over.
Can anybody please tell why it happening. It looks like to me a file open/close problem.
My code is as below:
procedure( guardring(L_cell W_cell clearance W_guard Space_NTAP_PATAP First_type_tap)xPitch=0.16+0.2yPitch=0.16+0.2;row=5;column=20 if( (First_type_tap=="N") then ; For Creating NTAP NTAP_CONT_NO_IN_THICKNESS=car(guardtapsize( (W_guard+0.64) "NTAP" )) printf("NTAP_CONT_NO_IN_THICKNESS=%d",NTAP_CONT_NO_IN_THICKNESS) NTAP_THICKNESS= (NTAP_CONT_NO_IN_THICKNESS*0.36) +0.56 printf("NTAP_THICKNESS=%f\n",NTAP_THICKNESS) NTAP_LENGTH=(2*(NTAP_THICKNESS+clearance))+L_cell NTAP_CONT_NO_IN_LENGTH=car(guardtapsize( NTAP_LENGTH "NTAP" )) NTAP_LENGTH= (NTAP_CONT_NO_IN_LENGTH*0.36) +0.56 printf("NTAP_LENGTH=%f",NTAP_LENGTH) row=NTAP_CONT_NO_IN_THICKNESS column=NTAP_CONT_NO_IN_LENGTH xOffset=0 yOffset=0 guardlayercreate( "NTAP" xPitch yPitch row column xOffset yOffset "Y" ) ...................................................................
) /*End of procedure*/
procedure( guardtapsize( width type ) ;declare(a) if( (type=="NTAP") then N_width= ceiling(((width-0.56)/0.36)) ;actual_width=( (N_width*0.36) +0.56) printf("N_width=%d\n",N_width) ;printf("actual_width=%f\n",actual_width) ;a=N_width ;a=actual_width else N_width= ceiling(((width-0.24)/0.36)) ;actual_width=( (N_width*0.36) +0.24) printf("N_width=%d\n",N_width) ;printf("actual_width=%f\n",actual_width) ;a=N_width ;a=actual_width ) list(N_width) )
Your code above seems to have changed since the email you sent - but either way it's hard to tell because the code is not complete, nor did you give an example of what actually happens that is wrong.
Your code is full of global variables - maybe you're using a global variable before it is defined (in some cases?) - nothing leaps out from the segment of the code you posted. You should really use let() within the procedures to define local variables. I'd suggest running your code through SKILL Lint in the SKILL Development Tools (from the CIW Tools menu).
In reply to Andrew Beckett:
Sorry, I did some mistakes in the code. After fixing them the issue got resolved though it was not pertaing to Global/Local variable type.
Since you have pointed out about the variable types, it creats some ambiguities for me.
1) : It looks like SKILL does not require special command for Global variables rather it requires for loacal variable
Suppose a function is as follows:
c is a global variable.
After calling this function in CIW funct(2,3), if I type a= , I should get a=2, if I type c= , I should get c=5
But I am NOT getting it
2) SKILL Lint in the SKILL Development Tools (from the CIW Tools menu) has many options, is tere any document which tells how to use it
In reply to RFStuff :
Well, your function has an extra close parenthesis on the first line (so maybe that's your problem?).
Also, to see the values of the variables in the CIW you would not type "a=", but just "a". If you type "a=" you've entered a half-completed assignment statement... (I'd also recommend that you don't use commas between arguments; whilst it works, it's not documented behaviour I believe. Arguments are supposed to be white-space separated).
Note that if the function was defined in a file with a ".ils" suffix, then it's interpreted with SKILL++ semantics and so the global variables would not be visible in the CIW (but they are still global) unless you use toplevel('ils) - but I doubt that's what you've done.
For SKILL Lint, the easiest is to hit the "Help" button on the SKILL Lint form (I do wonder why people don't do that). Or you could search the documentation... But if that's too tricky, then it's in the "Cadence SKILL Development Help" manual. Most of the options you wouldn't need except for more esoteric cases - usually just the filename is sufficient.
Most interpreted languages require you to declare your local variables. There are several differences with SKILL. In SKILL, an undeclared variable is retained in memory after the function has completed so therefore it becomes a global variable. Also, in SKILL but not SKILL++, the variable is dynamically scoped. If the variable is used in a called function and is not declared local to that subroutine, you are using, and messing with, the value of the variable from the calling function. Declared variables in SKILL++ are lexically scoped, they only have a value within their own function.
You are right. I am using .ils file. So the global variables wwere not visible.
Thanks a lot.