Rule groups allow for easier configuration of rules that perform similar functions. Using rule groups can make upgrading VSG versions easier as new rules are added.
The following is a list of the rule groups:
|alignment||Horizontal alignment rules.|
|blank_line||Vertical alignment rules.|
|case||All rules involving lower and upper casing.|
|case::keyword||Casing rules for VHDL keywords.|
|case::label||Casing rules for labels.|
|case::name||Casing rules for identifiers, etc…|
|length||Rules restricting length.|
|indent||Rules involving line indents.|
|naming||Rules for constraining how identifiers etc.. are named.|
|structure||Rules dictating the structure of the code.|
|structure::optional||Rules for optional VHDL language items.|
|whitespace||Rules for managing whitespace.|
Groups with double colons (::) are considered subgroups. This allows for finer control of group rules.
For example, the case of keywords, labels and names can be set independently.
Refer to the section Configuring a Rule Group for information on how to configure rule groups.