Discontinued IC's

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Tue Aug 1 14:15:50 2000

William Donzelli wrote:
> It seems that VHDL (and Verilog) has moved 99.9 percent away from its
> original purpose, that of pure documentation

According to the references I have handy, VHDL was originally intended
primarily for simulation. I can't find a single reference to any intention
that it serve solely as documentation.

As somewhat of a secondary objective, VHDL was intended to support
synthesis; there's a very recent IEEE standard for that.

Verilog was intended for both synthesis and simulation.
Received on Tue Aug 01 2000 - 14:15:50 BST

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