Monthly Archives: July 2011

Should VHDL be extended to allow the use of Unicode

I’m contributing to the VASG group which is working on coming up with what the next revision of VHDL should be able to do.

On today’s conference call, the idea was mooted that VHDL could allow the use of Unicode identifiers (ie entity, signal, variable names etc.).

All of today’s participants were (as far as I recall) native English speakers without much call for accented characters, much less characters from entirely different writing systems. So I’m putting a call out to see if there’s any interest from the wider community in pushing forwards a requirement for VHDL compilers to support Unicode.

Feel free to mail me, comment below or @mention me in a tweet with your thoughts – I’ll summarise the results here in a few weeks