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- From: "Gerrit P. Haase" <gp at familiehaase dot de>
- To: Pinhas Krengel <bknpk at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 01:41:48 +0100
- Subject: Re: GHDL
- Organization: Esse keine toten Tiere
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Pinhas Krengel wrote:
GHDL is a VHDL simulator, using the GCC technology (http://ghdl.free.fr/).
Did somebody tried to build it on cygwin. I had a lot of problems.
Yes, and yes, me too. I also reported to the maintainer that it is not
possible to bootstrap GHDL and Ada at the same time, it seems not to be
changed, maybe the package needs a new maintainer?
From a technical point of view, GHDL is a GCC front-end: it compiles VHDL
files into objects files, like GCC does for C, C++, Fortran or Ada95 files.
GHDL does not generate intermediate C files.
GHDL is written in Ada95. I use the GNAT compiler (the GCC Ada compiler) to
create the binary image. The GHDL source includes AGCC, an Ada binding for
interfacing with GCC.
The GHDL run-time library is written in Ada95 too. It uses some of the Ada95
and GNAT packages.
Where can I get the right GNAT and GCC for cygwin.
The GCC is complete since version 3.3.1 was released for Cygwin, just
install the package gcc-ada with setup.exe.
Please keep me posted,
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