[Oberon] FPGA Oberon on projectoberon: Verilog instead of VHDL

Frans-Pieter Vonck fp at vonck.nl
Tue Feb 25 15:30:02 CET 2014

Hi Oberoneurs,

sorry, should be VHDL.
Clearly did not know what the acronym meant.
I looked it up at Wikipedia :

"VHDL,(VHSIC Hardware Description Language)."

"VHSIC (Very High Speed Integrated Circuit) was a 1980s U.S. government

"VHDL borrows heavily from the Ada programming language in both concepts
and syntax."

On Verilog:
"The designers of Verilog wanted a language with syntax similar to the C
programming language [..]"

Anyone has an idea why Wirth choose Verilog instead of VHDL?


> Hi all,
> goggling for RISC5Top.v give for example this result:
> http://www.projectoberon.com/
> Paul Reed has published a new web site an 17.feb.2014!
> Very exciting...seems to be the latest source code including some
missing puzzle parts.
> Unfortunately NW didn't mentioned it on his birthday colloquium.
> On
> <http://www.srf.ch/wissen/digital/computer-pionier-niklaus-wirth-80-und-aktiv>
there is a short radio feature about Prof. Wirth, including some
pictures of his "Circuit Cellar"
> Markus Greim
> --
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