GSoC status report - #1 of 10

Masatake YAMATO yamato at
Tue Jun 15 03:14:02 UTC 2021


Interesting effort!

How about using a script language instead of C for writing `gen` ?

If we use C, the process of cross-compiling becomes a bit complicated.
So I got the question.

Masatake YAMATO

On Mon, 14 Jun 2021 18:17:56 -0400, "Srikavin Ramkumar" <srikavinramkumar at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Last week I worked on setting up the lexer, the parser and documenting the
> features and syntax of the description format. I've pushed my changes to my
> fork [1] of strace.
> Accomplishments:
> Using flex and bison was significantly easier than expected, and I was able to
> mostly finish up the lexer and parser. The parser is almost entirely compatible 
> with syzlang. It currently ignores type attributes and fails to parse ranges. I 
> plan to polish up the remaining issues soon. Once I do, I'll send a RFC patch. 
> This is very much a work-in-progress, but I would also appreciate any 
> comments/feedback on the current state.
> I placed this code in maint/gen. Is there a better directory to put it in, or is
> this fine?
> Priorities:
>  - Add support for ranges in type options
>  - Begin working on code generation
>  - Replace Makefile with a script
>  - Finalize CLI arguments, and add usage documentation
> [1]:
> -- Srikavin
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