[racket] Dr. Racket for FPGA development

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Fri Sep 16 14:07:05 EDT 2011

David Blubaugh wrote at 09/16/2011 12:36 PM:
 > Has Dr. Racket ever been utilized for FPGA development ???

That would be interesting.

Maybe one could put a Racket VM in FPGA.

Maybe also a possibility is to use layers of Racket syntax transformers 
over a lower layer that simply writes out a conventional VHDL or 
whatever file.  This would be a more convenient way to implement 
higher-level languages for FPGAs than using conventional parser tools 
and such.  You're using the Racket "syntax-rules", "syntax-parse", etc. 
to implement a compiler, but the person using this compiler is not 
actually programming in Racket (unless those layers of syntax 
transformers also implement the Racket language).


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