Commit 42b96d65 authored by Robert Ricci's avatar Robert Ricci

Add notes about my 'normalized' top/ptop files.

parent f9032260
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##### Other notes
The 'normalized' files we have released have the following properties:
Nodes are all listed before links
In top files, vclasses are listed before nodes, to avoid forward references
All link lines in top and ptop files have associated types - this means
that for the top file format, link lines are all in the <link_line2>
format.
All link lines in the physical topology files have the optional 'slots'
field
All node lines in the ptop files have the optional dashes to separate the
'feature' and 'flags' portions of the line, though the actual feature
and flag lists may be empty
There is, unfortunately, a change I made in the top file format that you must
take special care to detect. Later versions of the top file add a mandatory
type field to link lines, before the flags. Thus, when looking at a file, you
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