How to check for errors in analysis/elaboration

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Q:Verific clears the error count at various steps during analysis/elaboration. Is there a way to tell if these processes have errors?

Verific follows an "optimistic" approach. It clears the error count at various steps during analysis/elaboration so that the flow can continue as far as possible.

It is possible to change to a "pessimistic" approach in which the flow stops at the first error. But it is not what most users want.

For global error count, there are two APIs:

   Message::GlobalErrorCount()
   Message::ClearGlobalErrorCount()

To check for error at any point of time, the user needs to call Message::GlobalErrorCount(), which will return the number of errors.

To clear the global error count, the user needs to call Message::ClearGlobalErrorCount() anywhere. This API also clears the normal error count returned by Message::ErrorCount().