Array assignment and comparison don't use full array value
Comparisons of memory arrays don't yield the correct result as it seems only the 0-index elements of the arrays are compared. Also, it is possible to assign a reg from a whole array. This results in the reg getting element 0's value.
reg [3:0] array_1 [2:0]; reg [3:0] array_2 [2:0]; reg [3:0] elem; reg array_1_ne_array_2; // Comparisons only compare elements 0 array_1_ne_array_2 = array_1 != array_2; // Assigns element 0 elem = array_1;
The code generated for these statements is:
vlTOPp->top__DOT__array_1_ne_array_2 = (vlTOPp->top__DOT__array_1 [0U] != vlTOPp->top__DOT__array_2 [0U]); vlTOPp->top__DOT__elem = vlTOPp->top__DOT__array_1 [0U];
Tested with version 3.884 and git 891214fa72e6b0b72e23e119266b1792efc1ea1b
Running the same example on Questasim yields:
** Error: multidim_array_compare.sv(27): Illegal assignment to type 'reg[3:0]' from type 'reg[3:0] $[2:0]': Cannot assign an unpacked type to a packed type.
#1 Updated by Wilson Snyder 8 months ago
- Status changed from New to AskedReporter
The V3Slice stage should be doing this. However as you noted your example isn't legal code - verilator doesn't error out on all possible errors.
Can you please convert this to a test_regress format test as described in the documentation that is both self checking, and passes on e.g. Questasim but fails on Verilator? Thanks
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