P1076 December 1, 2016 Meeting Minutes


  • Brent Hayhoe, Peter Flake, Rob Gaddi, Jing Pang, Jim Lewis, Patrick Lehmann, Kevin Jennings, Lieven Lemiengre


Meeting Discussion

  • LCS Review
  • By December, need LCS for proposals that will go into standard.
  • December to March - prepare final document.
  • Format of LCS
    • Common format
      • Red Strike Through for deleted text
      • Black for unchanged LRM Text
    • format 1:
      • Blue underline for new text
    • Format 2:
      • Red for new text
    • Resolution:
      • allow 1 and 2 for existing LCS
    • Going forward:
      • Format 1:
      • Format 2: Kevin, Rob, Peter, Jim
      • Abstain: Brent (happy either)
  • Shared Variables of ordinary types
    • Synthesis & dual port RAM with asynchronous clocks
      • Historic synthesis tool support did this
      • Current tools support signals in a single process with multiple clocks.
    • Ease of initialization - but there are plans to fix this in 2017
    • Not necessary: Patrick, Rob, Brent, Lieven, Jim
  • ISAC must do?
    • Inconsistent and/or incorrect things in LRM
  • AI: Jim contact John Shields and Steven Dovich about P1735 updates
    • Can we get more by reference and less in LRM?
  • Extended Enums
    • There is nothing like this in the current requirements list
    • Patrick: ADA has something like this? Only tagged records and not enumerations.
    • Lieven: Typical enumerations are a closed set, what is being asked for is an open set.
    • Would require someone to work on it.
  • Type Equivalence
    • From the email:
      • A means of stating that two separate type definitions are the same (MAYBE even if they are not exactly the same)
        a) Simple case: E.g. allow a byte_type to be connected to a byte_type even if these are defined in two separate packages.
    • Analysis:
      • Note: if both types are visible, they can currently be type casted.
      • is byte_type a type or a subtype?
      • if each byte_type were given a unique name (ie: byte_type1 and byte_type2) and they were made subtypes of the same type, such as std_logic_vector, then they will already automatically convert.
    • With type generics, this may happen more often.
    • Implicit conversions between two types that are structurally the same:
      • IE: 2 records
    • Sounds similar to closely related records,
      • however, in that proposal position, name, and type of the elements must be the same
      • could closely related records be extended to also handle closely related arrays.
    • May be able to handle this with a space ship operation if done element by element.
    • May be supported by an already existing proposal, however, if not, there is no bandwidth to consider it at this time.

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Lieven, Rob, Peter, Kevin, All

Review and Approve Meeting Minutes and Decisions by non-attendees


Next Meeting: Thursday December 8, 2016, 11 am Pacific

Previous Meeting: Thursday November 24, 2016

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