Re: Who Needs Programmers When You Need Hardware Designers?
> a seamless FPGA/cpu application programming language needs to allow the programmer to express their real world problem in a "natural" way that suits the context.
This is the problem! The C-design entry approaches are based on expression in a sequential language.
We don't seem to be able to tear ourselves away from using C (as the lowest common denominator) for all purposes whether appropriate or not.
A colleague suggested Lucid as the best approach yet to an algorithmic language for FPGAs. And it does look like a good fit - only that no-one seems to have taken it beyond a language-interpreter.
Now I'm off to cry in a corner because great new languages never get any traction...