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Re: [PATCH v2 2/8] hxtool: Support SRST/ERST directives

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/8] hxtool: Support SRST/ERST directives
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:10:55 +0000
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Peter Maydell <address@hidden> writes:

> We want to add support for including rST document fragments
> in our .hx files, in the same way we currently have texinfo
> fragments. These will be delimited by SRST and ERST directives,
> in the same way the texinfo is delimited by STEXI/ETEXI.
> The rST fragments will not be extracted by the hxtool
> script, but by a different mechanism, so all we need to
> do in hxtool is have it ignore all the text inside a
> SRST/ERST section, with suitable error-checking for
> mismatched rST-vs-texi fragment delimiters.
> The resulting effective state machine has only three states:
>  * flag = 0, rstflag = 0 : reading section for C output
>  * flag = 1, rstflag = 0 : reading texi fragment
>  * flag = 0, rstflag = 1 : reading rST fragment
> and flag = 1, rstflag = 1 is not possible. Using two
> variables makes the parallel between the rST handling and
> the texi handling clearer; in any case all this code will
> be deleted once we've converted entirely to rST.
> Signed-off-by: Peter Maydell <address@hidden>
> Reviewed-by: Richard Henderson <address@hidden>

Reviewed-by: Alex Bennée <address@hidden>

Alex Bennée

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