API reference - Class DeviceAbstract

Notation used in Ruby API documentation

Module: db

Description: A geometrical device abstract

This class represents the geometrical model for the device. It links into the extracted layout to a cell which holds the terminal shapes for the device.

This class has been added in version 0.26.

Public constructors

new DeviceAbstract ptrnewCreates a new object of this class

Public methods

void_createEnsures the C++ object is created
void_destroyExplicitly destroys the object
[const]bool_destroyed?Returns a value indicating whether the object was already destroyed
[const]bool_is_const_object?Returns a value indicating whether the reference is a const reference
void_manageMarks the object as managed by the script side.
void_unmanageMarks the object as no longer owned by the script side.
voidassign(const DeviceAbstract other)Assigns another object to self
[const]unsigned intcell_indexGets the cell index of the device abstract.
[const]unsigned longcluster_id_for_terminal(unsigned long terminal_id)Gets the cluster ID for the given terminal.
[const]const DeviceClass ptrdevice_classGets the device class of the device.
[const]new DeviceAbstract ptrdupCreates a copy of self
[const]stringnameGets the name of the device abstract.
voidname=(string name)Sets the name of the device abstract.
[const]const Netlist ptrnetlistGets the netlist the device abstract lives in.
Netlist ptrnetlistGets the netlist the device abstract lives in (non-const version).

Deprecated methods (protected, public, static, non-static and constructors)

voidcreateUse of this method is deprecated. Use _create instead
voiddestroyUse of this method is deprecated. Use _destroy instead
[const]booldestroyed?Use of this method is deprecated. Use _destroyed? instead
[const]boolis_const_object?Use of this method is deprecated. Use _is_const_object? instead

Detailed description

_create

Signature: void _create

Description: Ensures the C++ object is created

Use this method to ensure the C++ object is created, for example to ensure that resources are allocated. Usually C++ objects are created on demand and not necessarily when the script object is created.

_destroy

Signature: void _destroy

Description: Explicitly destroys the object

Explicitly destroys the object on C++ side if it was owned by the script interpreter. Subsequent access to this object will throw an exception. If the object is not owned by the script, this method will do nothing.

_destroyed?

Signature: [const] bool _destroyed?

Description: Returns a value indicating whether the object was already destroyed

This method returns true, if the object was destroyed, either explicitly or by the C++ side. The latter may happen, if the object is owned by a C++ object which got destroyed itself.

_is_const_object?

Signature: [const] bool _is_const_object?

Description: Returns a value indicating whether the reference is a const reference

This method returns true, if self is a const reference. In that case, only const methods may be called on self.

_manage

Signature: void _manage

Description: Marks the object as managed by the script side.

After calling this method on an object, the script side will be responsible for the management of the object. This method may be called if an object is returned from a C++ function and the object is known not to be owned by any C++ instance. If necessary, the script side may delete the object if the script's reference is no longer required.

Usually it's not required to call this method. It has been introduced in version 0.24.

_unmanage

Signature: void _unmanage

Description: Marks the object as no longer owned by the script side.

Calling this method will make this object no longer owned by the script's memory management. Instead, the object must be managed in some other way. Usually this method may be called if it is known that some C++ object holds and manages this object. Technically speaking, this method will turn the script's reference into a weak reference. After the script engine decides to delete the reference, the object itself will still exist. If the object is not managed otherwise, memory leaks will occur.

Usually it's not required to call this method. It has been introduced in version 0.24.

assign

Signature: void assign (const DeviceAbstract other)

Description: Assigns another object to self

cell_index

Signature: [const] unsigned int cell_index

Description: Gets the cell index of the device abstract.

This is the cell that represents the device.

cluster_id_for_terminal

Signature: [const] unsigned long cluster_id_for_terminal (unsigned long terminal_id)

Description: Gets the cluster ID for the given terminal.

The cluster ID links the terminal to geometrical shapes within the clusters of the cell (see cell_index)

create

Signature: void create

Description: Ensures the C++ object is created

Use of this method is deprecated. Use _create instead

Use this method to ensure the C++ object is created, for example to ensure that resources are allocated. Usually C++ objects are created on demand and not necessarily when the script object is created.

destroy

Signature: void destroy

Description: Explicitly destroys the object

Use of this method is deprecated. Use _destroy instead

Explicitly destroys the object on C++ side if it was owned by the script interpreter. Subsequent access to this object will throw an exception. If the object is not owned by the script, this method will do nothing.

destroyed?

Signature: [const] bool destroyed?

Description: Returns a value indicating whether the object was already destroyed

Use of this method is deprecated. Use _destroyed? instead

This method returns true, if the object was destroyed, either explicitly or by the C++ side. The latter may happen, if the object is owned by a C++ object which got destroyed itself.

device_class

Signature: [const] const DeviceClass ptr device_class

Description: Gets the device class of the device.

dup

Signature: [const] new DeviceAbstract ptr dup

Description: Creates a copy of self

Python specific notes:
This method also implements '__copy__'

is_const_object?

Signature: [const] bool is_const_object?

Description: Returns a value indicating whether the reference is a const reference

Use of this method is deprecated. Use _is_const_object? instead

This method returns true, if self is a const reference. In that case, only const methods may be called on self.

name

Signature: [const] string name

Description: Gets the name of the device abstract.

Python specific notes:
The object exposes a readable attribute 'name'. This is the getter.

name=

Signature: void name= (string name)

Description: Sets the name of the device abstract.

Device names are used to name a device abstract inside a netlist file. Device names should be unique within a netlist.

Python specific notes:
The object exposes a writable attribute 'name'. This is the setter.

netlist

(1) Signature: [const] const Netlist ptr netlist

Description: Gets the netlist the device abstract lives in.

(2) Signature: Netlist ptr netlist

Description: Gets the netlist the device abstract lives in (non-const version).

This constness variant has been introduced in version 0.26.8

new

Signature: [static] new DeviceAbstract ptr new

Description: Creates a new object of this class

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object