Re: 回复: [edk2-devel] [Patch 0/2] Convert Split tool to python

Bob Feng

Good questions. I answer them inline.


On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 08:53 AM, gaoliming wrote:
Have you plan to convert all C tools to Python tools? Or only some ones?
I am still investigating the feasibility of converting the C tools to Python tools. Some C tools are simple but some are complex. I hope all the C tools can be converted to Python tools so that all the tools can be moved to the BaseTools separate repo. I think we can file some BZs to track the progress of the C tools conversion. And I hope there could be more volunteers to be involved in this work.

Here are the discussions about the benefit and process of moving BaseTools out of the edk2 repo for reference.
Can you share your planning for the changes in BaseTools?
Except for this patch, my current work for Basetools are:
1. Re-write the FMMT/FCE with Python and propose to add these 2 tools to the edk2 BaseTools.
2. Prepare to publish the Basetools incremental build regression test cases and test framework.

And, I see you also add unittest for new split tool. Can you introduce the
unittest framework for python tool? If so, new added tool can follow the
same way to add unittest.
The unittest is the python build-in library for the unit test. 
I provide the unit test is to help you to review this patch. From the unit test case, it will be easy to
see if this tool's behavior is as expected. 

I think for the python code development, we can try our best to follow this document. 

<> 代表 Bob Feng
发送时间: 2021年1月13日 17:56
主题: [edk2-devel] [Patch 0/2] Convert Split tool to python

There are 2 reasons to convert Split tool from C to Python.

1. We are in the process of moving the Basetools Python code

to a separate repository. But there still are many C tools under

edk2/BaseTools. To make all Basetools be in the separate repo,

we can convert the C tools to Python tools.

2. The original Split tool is very slow. This python tool can reduce

90% time

Bob Feng (2):
BaseTools: Convert Split tool to python
BaseTools: Add unittest for Split tool

BaseTools/Source/C/Split/Split.c | 466 --------------------
BaseTools/BinWrappers/PosixLike/Split | 31 +-
BaseTools/BinWrappers/WindowsLike/Split.bat | 3 +
BaseTools/Source/C/GNUmakefile | 1 -
BaseTools/Source/C/Makefile | 1 -
BaseTools/Source/C/Split/GNUmakefile | 17 -
BaseTools/Source/C/Split/Makefile | 16 -
BaseTools/Source/Python/Split/ | 203 +++++++++
BaseTools/Source/Python/Split/ | 10 +
BaseTools/Source/Python/tests/ | 101 +++++
10 files changed, 325 insertions(+), 524 deletions(-)
delete mode 100644 BaseTools/Source/C/Split/Split.c
create mode 100644 BaseTools/BinWrappers/WindowsLike/Split.bat
delete mode 100644 BaseTools/Source/C/Split/GNUmakefile
delete mode 100644 BaseTools/Source/C/Split/Makefile
create mode 100644 BaseTools/Source/Python/Split/
create mode 100644 BaseTools/Source/Python/Split/
create mode 100644 BaseTools/Source/Python/tests/


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