Re: programming with VHDL, was Looking for a fast C++ parser

Martin Ellis <me_ncl@hotmail.com>
13 Aug 2005 00:24:16 -0400

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From: Martin Ellis <me_ncl@hotmail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 13 Aug 2005 00:24:16 -0400
Organization: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
References: 05-06-13305-08-030 05-08-043
Keywords: design

Amit Gupta wrote:


> Of course there would be a need to extend the
> language and to write a compiler to convert VHDL into object code, but
> it should be possible.


I don't see what the need for extending the language is.


GHDL 'converts' VHDL into object code.


I think you can call functions in C libraries from VHDL code (and possibly
also VHDL from C, but don't quote me on that)... VHPI, or VHDL PLI are your
google terms.


As an example of software written in VHDL, there's a program to generate
fractional dividers in VHDL, written in VHDL.
http://fractional-divider.tripod.com/


> [It might, but I don't see what this has to do with syntax highlighting.
> [-John]


Likewise.


Martin


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