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This page contains answers to common questions asked about the VASG and its committees.

  1. How do I submit a VHDL bug report or enhancement request ?
  2. Where can I find out more information about VASG activities?
  3. Why doesn't the VASG do ...?
  4. Who is the IEEE, DASC and VASG?
  5. What is the purpose of the VASG?
  6. When is the next version of VHDL due?

How do I submit a VHDL bug report or enhancement request ?

Complete the form located at: bugrep.htm

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Where can I find out more information about VASG activities?

Check out the links page (discuss.htm).
Check out the What's New page (whatsnew.htm).
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Why doesn't the VASG do ...?

The VASG is responsible for the 1076 IEEE standard.  There are several VHDL-related standards (1076.1, 1076.2, 1076.3, 1076.4, 1164, etc.).  However, all VHDL-related standards have their own working groups.

As the owner of the foundation standard VHDL for which all the related standards depend, the VASG gladly accepts all inputs (bugs, enhancement requests, etc.).   However, that input will be vectored to the appropriate standards working group, if appropriate.

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Who is the IEEE, DASC and VASG?

IEEE:  Is the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (http://www.ieee.org)
The IEEE is a standards publishing organization (among other things).

DASC: Design Automation Standards Committee (http://www.vhdl.org/dasc)
The DASC is the sponsoring committee within the IEEE responsible for all design automation standards activities.

VASG: VHDL Analysis and Standardization Group
The VASG is the IEEE working group responsible for IEEE-Std-1076 (the VHDL Language Reference Manual) standard.  The VASG is part of the DASC.

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What is the purpose of the VASG?

The VASG maintains and evolves the VHDL standard, as needed, to best support the needs of the design community.   The VHDL standard (like all IEEE standards) must be re-affirmed or balloted at least once every 5 years.

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When is ... ?

The next version of VHDL is scheduled to be balloted in 1998.   The version after VHDL-98 is currently referred to as VHDL 200X.  However, a new LRM could be balloted as soon as 1999, but no later than 2003, depending upon when new language capabilities such as a PLI or other enhancements or significant changes are adopted.

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