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The 'for' loop increments in steps of 1. Is there a way to increment or decrement with a non-unity step?
If I've a list of values to evaluate an BLOCKED EXPRESSION then 'foreach' is used but I couldn't find something for a range of values & with an arbritrary step size. Any comments?
You could use the SKILL++ do() function, or simply use a while loop:
i=0while(i<20 println(i) i=i+2)
Or look at solution 11025352 on support.cadence.com - this is one I wrote on "Understanding SKILL macros". There's a macro on implementing a C-like for loop.
In reply to Andrew Beckett:
Thanks a lot.
The note on the macro is quite useful for new users like me.
On a different subject, I'm wondering what's the best way to debug a SKILL code? I mean is there a tool which could be used for the editor. Right now I"m relying on the error messages I see in my CIW.
In reply to sprinter:
If using IC613/IC614 you have Tools->SKILL Development Environment (New) which is a GUI based tool which allows you to place breakpoints on lines in the code, trap errors, trace variables and so on.
You also have the older Tools->SKILL Development menu which brings up the toolbox which gives access to a debugger - again, it can intercept errors and put breakpoints at the beginning or end of functions.This is also in older releases.
For more info look in <instdir>/doc/skhelp/skhelp.pdf and <instdir>/doc/skdevref/skdevref.pdf
Note that this is a licensed tool - it requires product 900 (SKILL Development Environment).
Thanks once again for the info on the development tool - sounds very useful indeed. I checked the list of products we've currently & unfortunately this is not available.
Andrew Beckett Adil,If using IC613/IC614 you have Tools->SKILL Development Environment (New) which is a GUI based tool which allows you to place breakpoints on lines in the code, trap errors, trace variables and so on.You also have the older Tools->SKILL Development menu which brings up the toolbox which gives access to a debugger - again, it can intercept errors and put breakpoints at the beginning or end of functions.This is also in older releases.For more info look in <instdir>/doc/skhelp/skhelp.pdf and <instdir>/doc/skdevref/skdevref.pdf Note that this is a licensed tool - it requires product 900 (SKILL Development Environment).Regards,Andrew.