[Libre-soc-dev] ISA analysis

Lauri Kasanen cand at gmx.com
Mon May 10 06:29:14 BST 2021

On Sun, 9 May 2021 17:33:15 +0100
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> wrote:

> btw Lauri, we should probably press forward with the video assembly even in
> prototype firm, by using macro rewriting (the python SVP64Asm class).
> it parses the SVP64 assembler format and turns it into prefix-suffix, i
> think proceeding with that and writing pure assembler functions is probably
> the way to break the critical path dependency.
> what's your thoughts?

It seems to be a translator, encoding the svp stuff as .long whatever. I
don't see how it solves the critical path? It doesn't let me run, test,
benchmark. It doesn't let me do anything I couldn't do without it,
unless I'm missing something?

- Lauri

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