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Altera_Forum
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[Quartus] how to define the compilation libraries for VHDL files?

Hi All, 

 

 

In Quartus Prime, how can I define the compilation library each VHDL file?  

 

For example, I'd like the file top.vhd file will be compiled into 'work' library and all the *_pkg.vhd files will be compiled into 'pkgs' lib, etc. 

 

How can I do so? 

 

 

Thank you!
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Altera_Forum
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why would you put all the packages in their own library? packages should be in appropriate libraries. 

To set the library in the gui, in the file list in assignments-> settings, click properties and change the file's library there. 

 

Otherwise, in the .qsf: 

set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE <myfile> -library <mylib>
Altera_Forum
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why would you put all the packages in their own library? packages should be in appropriate libraries. 

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if I want to use the 'context' in the libraries clause, I must compile the context's related packages in a separate library (not to 'work' lib).  

Example:  

library pkgs; context pkgs.all_func; ... contect all_func is library pkgs; use f1_pkg.all; use f2_pkg.all; ... end context;  

 

 

 

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packages should be in appropriate libraries  

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What do you mean "appropriate libraries"?
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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A context can contain multiple libraries and multiple use clauses. No need to have all of the packages in a single library. A context also exists within a library.  

 

eg: 

context my_ctx is library lib1; use lib1.pkg1.all; library lib2; use lib2.lib2pkg.all; end context my_ctx; .... library some_othter_lib; context some_other_lib.my_ctx;
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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BTW, does Quartus Prime supports the context statement?  

 

I'm receiving the following error: 

Error (10500): VHDL syntax error at t_all.vhd(6) near text "context"; expecting "entity", or "architecture", or "use", or "library", or "package", or "configuration" 

 

for the following file contents (this file is defined as VHDL-2008 file in the Project Settings):  

context t_all is library pkgs; use pkgs.t_bit.all; use pkgs.t_lpfsm.all; use pkgs.t_des.all; use pkgs.t_fifo.all; use pkgs.t_ports.all; use pkgs.t_tbl.all; end context t_all;  

 

It seems Questa Prime does not recognize the context keyword... 

 

So, how to fix/workaround? 

 

How can I use VHDL-2008 context statements with Quartus Prime? I'm using QuestaPrime v16.1. 

 

Thank you!
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Quartus only has limited 2008 support in prime. Context is not one of them. 

Prime Pro has full 2008 support, so if you have the licence, give that a go. Otherwise, you're limited to this: http://quartushelp.altera.com/14.1/mergedprojects/hdl/vhdl/vhdl_list_2008_vhdl_support.htm
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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No, I don't have a Pro license...  

 

Can I include packages inside of other packages (just to make a walk around for 'context' problem)?  

 

Is there another way to walk around this issue (bisides declaring a long list of packets, which were included in the 'context' declaration)?
Altera_Forum
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no, packages cannot be included with other packages (hence why context was added to vhdl 2008). You just need to write out the long list.

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