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Re: [Qemu-devel] python scripts

From: Stefan Hajnoczi
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] python scripts
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 09:08:46 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 07:20:14PM -0700, reed kotler wrote:
> I recently made a major addition (about 150 new instructions) to
> MIPS QEMU to add the DSP instructions for Mips  and Micro MIPS
> processors.
> To make this process simpler and less error prone, I generated a
> large amount of the code and framework from python scripts. This
> code is much easier to produce and maintain.
> I.e. python scripts producing C code and header files.
> I would like to check the python scripts along with the changes to
> autoconf into QEMU and have the build process produce the C code.
> We have another large project where we want to use this same
> technique again.
> Is there any big objection to this?
> The python is very simple and would probably work with python version 0.1.
> Of course the configure script can test for a proper python being present.

Python is already used to generate code for the QEMU Guest Agent
(qemu-ga) which is merged in qemu.git.  If you already have Python
patches ready, I suggest just sending them and seeing what people think.


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