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RTL Conclusion

RTL is not as expressive for algorithms or large structures as most software programming languages.

The concurrency model is that everything executes in lock-step. The programmer keeps all this concurrency in his/her mind.

Users must generate their own, bespoke handshaking and flow control between components.

Higher-level entry forms are ideally needed, perhaps schedulling within a thread at compile-time and between threads at run time ?

Reference algorithms for synthesis and simulation are included in the addtional material on the course web pages. (Non-examinable.)

(C) 2008-10, DJ Greaves, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory.