oberon00 user manual
|Title||oberon00 (Oberon-0 subset for use as a hardware-software description language)|
|Author||Nikolaos Kavvadias (C) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Release Date||20 September 2014|
Updated for github. Added AUTHORS, LICENSE, README, VERSION. The compiled tables file (oberon00.cgt) has been removed from the distribution.
Initial version as submitted to GOLD Parsing System's developer, Devin Cook (Devin@GOLDparser.org). Translated the Oberon-00 EBNF to a regular BNF in the GOLD parser style.
Oberon-00 is a simple programming language proposed in [Wirth98] as a simple example of a common language that can be used for hardware and software compilation. Such language has been used for experimentation and research (establishing a proof-of-concept) purposes in the field of high-level synthesis (HLS) and as a testbed for hardware-software codesign. Oberon-00 is derived as a hardware-friendly subset of Oberon.
Oberon-00 has been used as a source language for describing simple programs that
are mapped by a hardware compiler (namely
hwcomp) to Xilinx XNF netlist
hwcomp is an implementation of a hardware compiler inspired Wirth's
hardware compilation article. The compiler was reportedly written in August
1998. The program is similar to the one described in the article by Niklaus
Wirth. It takes a Pascal-esque/Oberon program as input and produces an XNF
netlist as an output. The compiler has logic to generate all common operations:
*, /, -, +, >=, <=, <, >, =.
The original source of the
hwcomp project as well as the link to the source
code download are now dead:
However, an archived link to the main webpage for this project has been made accessible:
This package contains both a regular BNF grammar derived from the Oberon-00
EBNF, which can be used within the GOLD parser environment and the original
EBNF. It does not contain the
hwcomp source code itself.
A former version of this file collection can also be downloaded from the GOLD Parsing System's website: http://goldparser.org
2. File listing
oberon00 file collection includes the following files:
|AUTHORS||List of authors.|
|LICENSE||License argeement (Modified BSD license).|
|README.html||HTML version of README.|
|README.pdf||PDF version of README.|
|first.obr||Example program 1.|
|log.obr||Example program 2.|
|minmax.obr||Example program 3.|
|multiply.obr||Example program 4.|
|oberon00.grm||The GOLD parser grammar for Oberon-00 [GPS].|
|oberon00.ebnf||An EBNF for Oberon-00.|
|second.obr||Example program 5.|
Detailed usage details in context of the GOLD Parsing System (previously known as the GOLD Parser Builder) have been left as a TODO.
|[Wirth98]||Niklaus Wirth, "Hardware Compilation: Translating Programs into Circuits," IEEE Computer, Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 25--31, June 1998.|
|[GPS]||Devin Cool, The GOLD Parsing System/Parser Builder, http://www.goldparser.org|