[Oberon] A C++ version of the Lola-2 compiler and an Oberon to C++compiler

rochus.keller at bluewin.ch rochus.keller at bluewin.ch
Wed Apr 17 16:38:54 CEST 2019

@  peter at easthope.ca, Lyall E.

>> From your imagination you create a Lola-2 text specifying hardware circuitry? 
>> Then translate to C++?  

There are three projects. 

The primary goal is to build an IDE for the Lola-2 hardware description language with an integrated  Lola-2 compiler.  You find it here: github.com/rochus-keller/LolaCreator

Then there is a project with the goal to create a C++ version of Wirth's Lola-2 compiler (written in Oberon) which can be integrated with LolaCreator. That's this project: https://github.com/rochus-keller/Lolac

And finally there is a tool to analyze and convert Oberon code to equivalent C++, which is here: https://github.com/rochus-keller/Oberon

So as you see it is not the goal to use C++ as a hardware description language here; if you're interested in this application of C++ have a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SystemC or the Xilinx or Intel (Altera) HLS tools which can translate algorithms written in C++ to Verilog.

Also Lola-2 is translated to Verilog. Lolac will be extended in future to directly generate the intermediate language of Yosys (RTLIL/ILANG).


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