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Microsoft boffins: Who needs Intel CPUs when you've got FPGAs?

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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...

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