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       AFFECT, GENPAT Package


       AFFECT ("pattern_date", "ident", "value");


                 :  pattern  date  which  may  be  either  : integer (absolute date) or + integer
                 (relative date, the date of the current pattern (last  modified  using  INIT  or
                 AFFECT)  is  the  reference). All dates are supposed to be expressed in the same
                 time unit which may be set only once using SETTUNIT.

       ident     Either the name of a bused signal or a scalar. Vectors must be  referenced  with
                 their  names only, or bit per bit. For example, if b(3 downto 0) exists, you can
                 affect "b", "b(3)" or "b 3".  Path-name  must  be  specified  by  the  syntax  :

       value     The  value  associated  with  the signal which may be either a based number (ex.
                 binary: 0b011 ,hexa:  0x3F, octal: 0o56) or  a  decimal  number.  Unknown  value
                 (value  where a '*' appears), can be used when dealing with an output, a signal,
                 a register or an input/output when this last one is to be  tested.   Star  ('*')
                 can  appears  everywhere in a BASED number, but the result will be a "full star"
                 value. (For example, "0B0*10" and "0B***" would give the same result.) AFFECT is
                 doing  automatically  the transformation of the value into a "forced" value or a
                 "tested" value except for the bidirectional  connectors  affectation.  When  and
                 bidirectional  is  to  be tested, a '?' character must be added before the value
                 (example : "?0x45f*" instead of "0x45f*").


       "Affect" a value to a signal. This value will be apllied to the signal, at  the  specified
       simulation  date,  until the end of the simulation or until a new value is affected to the
       signal. Beware : Inputs have to be affected at  the  begining  of  the  simulation  (first
       pattern  at  0  ps).  By  default, signals (except Inputs) are affected with a "full star"
       value at the first pattern.

       This fonction also set the current pattern.


       AFFECT ("5", "b", "0B1");
       result :            b
       <      5 ps> :.....1...;

       At simulation date 0 ps the signal b(3 downto 0) receives the value  "0001".   This  value
       will be kept until the end of the simulation if no more affectation is made.

       AFFECT ("0", "b", "0B0");
       AFFECT ("2", "b", "0B1");
       result :            b
       <      0 ns> :.....0...;
       <      2 ns> :.....1...;


       genpat(1), pat(5)