[PATCH] Add support for binary includes.

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Thu May 29 09:58:59 EST 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 12:59:32PM -0500, Jon Loeliger wrote:
> Kumar Gala wrote:
>> On Feb 25, 2008, at 6:39 PM, David Gibson wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 01:19:41PM -0600, Scott Wood wrote:
>>>> A property's data can be populated with a file's contents
>>>> as follows:
>>>> node {
>>>>     prop = /incbin/("path/to/data");
>>>> };
>>>> A subset of a file can be included by passing start and size parameters.
>>>> For example, to include bytes 8 through 23:
>>>> node {
>>>>     prop = /incbin/("path/to/data", 8, 16);
>>>> };
>>>> As with /include/, non-absolute paths are looked for in the directory
>>>> of the source file that includes them.
> That issue was resolved, I believe.
>>> Well, while I discuss the syntax with Jon, here's some comments on the
>>> implementation.
>> have we made any progress on the syntax?
> My last suggestions garnered a "I like that even less." response,
> so as far as I know, we're still waiting for a good proposal here.

A while back I sent out a spiel explaining more clearly why I didn't
like it, and where I thought we should go with this, but I don't think
anyone noticed it at the time.  I'll resend.

I started working towards a version of this I liked, but was
sidetracked by a combination of my own other work, and the fact that
Jon's been busy meaning there's a rather large lag on merging dtc

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