The Requirements for Effective Hardware Description Languages
Lee, John A. N.
Macock, Deborah Y.
Wesselkamper, Thomas C.
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The design of hardware description languages (HDL's) is considered with respect to their structural and functional properties rather than their syntactic forms. The contents of an idealized HDL are contrasted with those of nine existing languages, chosen so as to typify a wide range of usage, numerous citations in the literature, and a diversity of source.