[Libre-soc-dev] VSX pseudo-code Extraction

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Feb 19 20:05:05 GMT 2021

On Friday, February 19, 2021, Richard Wilbur <richard.wilbur at gmail.com>
> On Feb 17, 2021, at 12:40, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net>
>> frieder there is one task that would help, Veera as well,
>> we need the VSX pseudocode extracted from the OpenPOWER ref manual v3.0B
>> and put into this format:
>> if everyone takes a chapter each it is much easier.
> I’m happy to sign up for a chapter!


>  Is there a bug/task set up to track this discussion and coordinate

602. https://bugs.libre-soc.org/show_bug.cgi?id=602

i will reply there.

>> originally i used pdftotext to at least get something, the format was a
>> mess but it did 80% of the work.
>> the format is VERY strict, because it is read by software.  exactly the
>> right number of spaces etc.
>> the most important skill to have is "not fall asleep at the keyboard"
> The file referenced by the git link above ends with the suffix “.mdwn”
leading me to believe the intended target format is Markdown.  Is that
deduction correct?


> You stressed the strictness of the format (“exactly the right number of
spaces”) so I was hoping for a more definite specification than simply an
example.  In the absence of a definite specification, what software will be
reading this?



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