Re: [vhdl-200x] Minutes for VHDL-200X-FT meeting, San Jose Dec 4, 2003

Subject: Re: [vhdl-200x] Minutes for VHDL-200X-FT meeting, San Jose Dec 4, 2003
From: Hamish Moffatt (
Date: Tue Dec 09 2003 - 15:33:56 PST

Marcus Harnisch wrote:
> [not a DASC member]

Nor I.

> I did not participate in the meeting, so my knowledge about the items
> is limited to the slides. Anyway, here are some comments:
> - To_String
> Please. Just don't use the shorter names.


to_string seems to duplicate 'image to some extent; could 'image be
improved instead?

> - Make conditional signal assignment a ternary operator
> Why not for variables as well? Did I miss anything?

How about for constants? It would be useful to choose a value based on
other constants, generics etc. It would be simpler than writing a
function to make the same decision.

> - Read Output Ports
> Can we keep that restricted to non-synthesis? If we get native
> signal spy features into VHDL, why not use that instead?

That doesn't seem like the same thing really. Reading output ports seems
useful for avoiding delta races at least.


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

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