IEEE P1076.1 Working Group Telco Meeting Minutes - March 9, 2016, 8am PST (16:00 UTC)

Status: appoved by WG on May 11, 2016


  • Ernst Christen, Mentor Graphics (WG chair)
  • Zhichao Deng, Synopsys (WG Vice Chair)
  • Alain Vachoux, EPFL (LRM editor)
  • Joachim Haase (note taker)
This was a web meeting. Attendees constitute a quorum. The main discussion topics of the meeting are covered by the meeting slides. The minutes complement the meeting slides.


  • Call to order
  • Approval of agenda
  • Administrative issues
    • Minutes of February 10, 2016 meeting
    • Review of IEEE patent policy
    • end of life
  • Project discussion
    • Review of LCSs: 201x-15
    • Approval of revised LCSs, where possible
    • Approval of revised LCSs, where possible.
      Candidates: 201x-05, 201x-11, 201x-13, 201x-14
    • Discussion on new LCSs: 201x-17
    • LRM status
  • Next meeting
  • AOB
  • Adjourn
Agenda was approved.

Call to order

Ernst started the meeting at 8:02 am PST.

Approval of agenda

Agenda was approved with no objections. Alain moved to approve. Zchichao seconded.

Administrative issues

Approval of February 10, 2015 minutes
The February 10, 2016 minutes were approved. Alain moved to approve. Zhichao seconded.

Patent policy
Ernst offered to show the patent policy slides, but presentation was unnecessary since the attendees are all regulars. end of life will go offline at the end of March 2016. New mailing list VHDLAMS@LISTSERVNOSPAM.IEEE.ORG has been available since mid January 2016. The Email archive is not yet available.

Project discussion

Review of LCSs
A overview on the status of the Language Change Specifications is represented in the meeting slides. Alain informed about two minor issues that came up during the integeration of LCS 201x-04 Types and natures. Zchichao reviewed LCS 201x-05 Expressions and did not find any issues that should be discussed. LCS 201x-11 Declarations was analyzed by Alain. Ernst responded to review comments. In the discussion, it was mentioned that overloading for natures and subnatures is not required. Thus, there is no need to introduce base natures. LCS 201x-13 Predefined language environment provides different attribute names for terminals. T for terminals was used as a placeholder for a prefix where possible. Support of overloading would be more complicated. Regarding LCS 201x-14 Elaboration and execution, a terminal elaboration consistent flow was discussed. LCS 201x-14 is still pending.

All clauses are covered.

Approval of revised LCSs, where possible
LCSs 201x-05, LCS 201x-11, and LCS 201x-13 were approved.

Discussion on new LCSs
Ernst submitted LCS 201x-17 Integration of IEEE Std 1076.1.1. Review is necessary.

LRM status
The P1076.1-201X LRM editing information is provided in the Member-only area. Next steps will be to integrate LCS 201x-05 and LCS 201x-11.

Thers was not enough time to discuss VHPI integration. An Email discussion to prepare a detailed discussion at the next meeting will be initiated.

Further information
Further information can be found in the meeting slides.

Next meeting

The next WG meeting will take place on April 13, 2016, 8:00 am PDT (15:00 UTC).


No other business.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:13 am PST.

-- Joachim Haase - 2016-03-29

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