Re: [vhdl-200x-ft] Re: [vhdl-200x] IP Protection and Encryption Donation

From: Evan Lavelle <>
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 08:00:20 PDT

Jay Lawrence wrote:

> In short John, yes, it is statistically incredibly unlikely that this
> would occur. I guess a tool could even check for the case and add
> whitespace or something to eliminate it if it did occur but I can't see
> expending the effort.
> I see 3 alternatives off hand:
> 1) allow the statistical error (leave it alone)

I don't like this. The probability may be less than 1 in 10^23, but it's
not clean

> 2) Further standardspecification of the format of the encoded data
> (similar to Mac's suggestion)

This could be used to eliminate the 'protected' statements completely,
which would be nice

> 3) Adoption of a --pragma encoding <format> <data>

4) Force use of lower-case, ie. 'end_protected', rather than 'END_PROTECTED'

5) Put in a space, ie. 'pragma end_protected', and use uuencode's trick
of substituting spaces

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