[Oberon] Re (n): Accessibility of FPGA configuration to V5 system.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Sun Aug 29 18:43:00 CEST 2021

Apologies for a digression.

From: Michael Schierl schierlm at gmx.de, Sat Jul 24 19:29:45 CEST 2021
> It would be possible to build a RISC machine that can change while the
> OS is running. The current version does not provide that capability.
> ...
> That is a bit like using EPROM (single E!) chips for firmware but not
> providing any way to expose it to UV light, effectively making it a
> one-time programmable ROM.

Thanks Michael.

In a biological nervous system, growth (hardware growth) occurs 
concurrently with learning (somewhat analogous to software 
execution?).  Development is concurrent hardware growth and learning.

The first three sentences of Prof. Wirth's Lola-2: A Logic Description 
"Lola is a notation (language) for specifying digital circuits 
(logic). In many ways it resembles a programming language. However, 
Lola texts describe static circuits rather than dynamic processes." 

A modified Lola2 might represent a nervous system at one instant.  
That wouldn't represent development.

A nervous system development might be represented by a language 
integrating logic description and software description?

Has anyone encountered work on this topic?

Thx,                           ... P.L.

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