DVT SystemVerilog IDE User Guide
Rev. 23.1.21, 12 September 2023

4.12 Including Other Argument Files

You can include other argument files with -f, -F or -file:

-f /path/to/argument/file.f

The -f and -file directives are equivalent, except for the vcs compatibility mode. In the vcs compatibility mode Strings are handled differently when using -f or -file.

The behavior of -F is not consistent across simulators, so DVT treats it according to the compatibility mode:

dvt, vcs

when analyzing the contents of the included argument file, all relative paths are resolved as relative to the parent directory of the argument file; in other words, this is equivalent to changing the compilation root to be the parent directory of the argument file

ius, questa

relative paths are solved like in dvt and vcs modes, except:

  • for -v, -y and +incdir directives, if solving relative paths to the argument file parent fails, they are solved relative to the compilation root

  • for -f directives, relative paths are always solved as relative to the compilation root