Re: [vhdl-200x] Re: [vhdl-200x-dta] Object oriented VHDL

Subject: Re: [vhdl-200x] Re: [vhdl-200x-dta] Object oriented VHDL
From: Hamish Moffatt (
Date: Tue May 13 2003 - 16:17:24 PDT

Paul J. Menchini wrote:
> Kevin,
>>I was wondering if anyone has been looking at a more object-oriented
>>type system for VHDL - since the competion for simulating systems
>>seems to be C++ (SystemC) and SystemVerilog, and they both have that.
> There was a great deal of work a few years ago. See
> I don't think this completely up to date, but it
> does contain the two proposals that were ultimately voted upon.

There's some detailed SUAVE information here:

This proposal looks very good. I think it makes sense to use the Ada'95
concepts and syntax. I could start using some of these features
immediately, if they were available. Unfortunately it looks like it lost
out to Objective VHDL, which isn't going anywhere either.


Hamish Moffatt
R&D Engineer
Data Networks Division
Agilent Technologies
+61 3 9210 5782 (T210 5782) Tel

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