scripts up to scratch for circuits???

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    scripts up to scratch for circuits???

    Hello, I have began my software cpu project (lol) with a stab at a logic circuit sim program. Because it will be text based, users will have to draw out a schematic diagram of the circuit, and then create a simple script that my program will look at. My program will then place the circuit in it's own environment for executing the signal flow through the circuit and display the output/s value.
    Is this a good way to do it? I do plan to do a win32 version when I come to terms with the mechanics properly. by the way, the script will be in two parts. A declaration of components part and a connection description for the components part.
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    It's as good a way as any to start. What you'll probably want to do is build a drag and drop interface where you can pick up a gate, (resistor, transistor - I don't know how far down you intend to go), and drop it onto a page, then hook up the inputs and outputs. You'll want to be able to save your designs, so a file format and processing routines that has a list of components and interconnections will be useful.
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    RE drag n drop

    Thanks adrian, I do intend to build it in that style, but probably not on the level of diodes and trannies(You know what I mean..).
    The logic is the main thing... It's kind of ironic doing encapsulation with c++ at this low level..
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    If you really want to add to the collection of hundreds of circuit sim programs, I recommend you write a program that reads and writes SPICE files; no need to make your own custom text file format when there already is a good one to use that hundreds of prorams can already use.

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