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Clash: a functional hardware description language - As a library

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clash-lib - Clash compiler, as a library

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Clash - A functional hardware description language

Clash is a functional hardware description language that borrows both its syntax and semantics from the functional programming language Haskell. The Clash compiler transforms these high-level descriptions to low-level synthesizable VHDL, Verilog, or SystemVerilog.

Features of Clash:

  • Strongly typed (like VHDL), yet with a very high degree of type inference, enabling both safe and fast prototying using consise descriptions (like Verilog).

  • Interactive REPL: load your designs in an interpreter and easily test all your component without needing to setup a test bench.

  • Higher-order functions, with type inference, result in designs that are fully parametric by default.

  • Synchronous sequential circuit design based on streams of values, called Signals, lead to natural descriptions of feedback loops.

  • Support for multiple clock domains, with type safe clock domain crossing.

Support

For updates and questions join the mailing list clash-language+subscribe@googlegroups.com or read the forum

Changes

Changelog for the Clash project

1.4.2 May 18th 2021

Fixed:

  • Erroneous examples in Clash.Annotation.TopEntity documentation #646 and #654
  • unconcat cannot be used as initial/reset value for a register #1756
  • showX now doesn’t crash if a spine of a Vec is undefined
  • ~ISACTIVEENABLE in blackboxes works again, and now acts on Signal dom Bool in addition to Enable dom. Since #1368, enable lines were always generated even if they were known to be always enabled. Fixes #1786.
  • clash –show-options now shows -fclash-* options in GHC 9.0 #1787
  • makeRecursiveGroups now correctly identifies mutual recursion between global binders (#1796).

1.4.1 April 6th 2021

Fixed:

  • Broken VHDL primitive template for setSlice# #1715
  • Unable to reduce nested type families #1721
  • DEC transformation fails for functions applied to more than 62 arguments #1669
  • Erroneous examples in BlockRam.File and ROM.File documentation #1608
  • Blackboxes of Clash.Sized.Vector functions error on vectors containing Clocks, Reset, or Enable #1606
  • Clash.Signal.Delayed.delayI cannot be reset, the HiddenReset constraint was unintentional. Asserting its reset has never worked. Removed the constraint #1739.
  • Annotate attributes cannot use type families #1742

Changed:

  • Clash.Prelude.ROM.File.romFile now takes an Enum addr => addr as address argument, making it actually useful. #407

1.4.0 March 12th 2021

Highlighted changes (repeated in other categories):

  • Clash no longer disables the monomorphism restriction. See #1270, and mentioned issues, as to why. This can cause, among other things, certain eta-reduced descriptions of sequential circuits to no longer type-check. See #1349 for code hints on what kind of changes to make to your own code in case it no longer type-checks due to this change.
  • Type arguments of Clash.Sized.Vector.fold swapped: before forall a n . (a -> a -> a) -> Vec (n+1) a -> a, after forall n a . (a -> a -> a) -> Vec (n+1) a. This makes it easier to use fold in a 1 <= n context so you can “simply” do fold @(n-1)
  • Fixed now obeys the laws for Enum as set out in the Haskell Report, and it is now consistent with the documentation for the Enum class on Hackage. As Fixed is also Bounded, the rule in the Report that succ maxBound and pred minBound should result in a runtime error is interpreted as meaning that succ and pred result in a runtime error whenever the result cannot be represented, not merely for minBound and maxBound alone.
  • Primitives should now be stored in *.primitives files instead of *.json. While primitive files very much look like JSON files, they’re not actually spec complaint as they use newlines in strings. This has recently been brought to our attention by Aeson fixing an oversight in their parser implementation. We’ve therefore decided to rename the extension to prevent confusion.

Fixed:

  • Result of Clash.Class.Exp.(^) has enough bits in order to deal with x^0.
  • Resizes to Signed 0 (e.g., resize @(Signed n) @(Signed 0)) don’t throw an error anymore
  • satMul now correctly handles arguments of type Index 2
  • Clash.Explicit.Reset.resetSynchronizer now synchronizes on synchronous domains too #1567.
  • Clash.Explicit.Reset.convertReset: now converts synchronous domains too, if necessary #1567.
  • inlineWorkFree now never inlines a topentity. It previously only respected this invariant in one of the two cases #1587.
  • Clash now reduces recursive type families #1591
  • Primitive template warning is now retained when a PrimitiveGuard annotation is present #1625
  • signum and RealFrac for Fixed now give the correct results.
  • Fixed a memory leak in register when used on asynchronous domains. Although the memory leak has always been there, it was only triggered on asserted resets. These periods are typically short, hence typically unnoticable.
  • createDomain will not override user definitions of types, helping users who strive for complete documentation coverage [#1674] https://github.com/clash-lang/clash-compiler/issues/1674
  • fromSNat is now properly constrained #1692
  • As part of an internal overhaul on netlist identifier generation #1265:
    • Clash no longer produces “name conflicts” between basic and extended identifiers. I.e., \x\ and x are now considered the same variable in VHDL (likewise for other HDLs). Although the VHDL spec considers them distinct variables, some HDL tools - like Quartus - don’t.
    • Capitalization of Haskell names are now preserved in VHDL. Note that VHDL is a case insensitive languages, so there are measures in place to prevent Clash from generating both Foo and fOO. This used to be handled by promoting every capitalized identifier to an extended one and wasn’t handled for basic ones.
    • Names generated for testbenches can no longer cause collisions with previously generated entities.
    • Names generated for components can no longer cause collisions with user specified top entity names.
    • For (System)Verilog, variables can no longer cause collisions with (to be) generated entity names.
    • HO blackboxes can no longer cause collisions with identifiers declared in their surrounding architecture block.

Changed:

  • Treat enable lines specially in generated HDL #1171
  • Signed, Unsigned, SFixed, and UFixed now correctly implement the Enum law specifying that the predecessor of minBound and the successor of maxBound should result in an error #1495.
  • Fixed now obeys the laws for Enum as set out in the Haskell Report, and it is now consistent with the documentation for the Enum class on Hackage. As Fixed is also Bounded, the rule in the Report that succ maxBound and pred minBound should result in a runtime error is interpreted as meaning that succ and pred result in a runtime error whenever the result cannot be represented, not merely for minBound and maxBound alone.
  • Type arguments of Clash.Sized.Vector.fold swapped: before forall a n . (a -> a -> a) -> Vec (n+1) a -> a, after forall n a . (a -> a -> a) -> Vec (n+1) a. This makes it easier to use fold in a 1 <= n context so you can “simply” do fold @(n-1)
  • Moved Clash.Core.Evaluator into Clash.GHC and provided generic interface in Clash.Core.Evalautor.Types. This removes all GHC specific code from the evaluator in clash-lib.
  • Clash no longer disables the monomorphism restriction. See #1270, and mentioned issues, as to why. This can cause, among other things, certain eta-reduced descriptions of sequential circuits to no longer type-check. See #1349 for code hints on what kind of changes to make to your own code in case it no longer type-checks due to this change.
  • Clash now generates SDC files for each topentity with clock inputs
  • deepErrorX is now equal to undefined#, which means that instead of the whole BitVector being undefined, its individual bits are. This makes sure bit operations are possible on it. #1532
  • From GHC 9.0.1 onwards the following types: BiSignalOut, Index, Signed, Unsigned, File, Ref, and SimIO are all encoded as data instead of newtype to work around an issue where the Clash compiler can no longer recognize primitives over these types. This means you can no longer use Data.Coerce.coerce to coerce between these types and their underlying representation.
  • Signals on different domains used to be coercable because the domain had a type role “phantom”. This has been changed to “nominal” to prevent accidental, unsafe coercions. #1640
  • Size parameters on types in Clash.Sized.Internal.* are now nominal to prevent unsafe coercions. #1640
  • hzToPeriod now takes a Ratio Natural rather than a Double. It rounds slightly differently, leading to more intuitive results and satisfying the requested change in #1253. Clash expresses clock rate as the clock period in picoseconds. If picosecond precision is required for your design, please use the exact method of specifying a clock period rather than a clock frequency.
  • periodToHz now results in a Ratio Natural
  • createDomain doesn’t override existing definitions anymore, fixing #1674
  • Manifest files are now stored as clash-manifest.json
  • Manifest files now store hashes of the files Clash generated. This allows Clash to detect user changes on a next run, preventing accidental data loss.
  • Primitives should now be stored in *.primitives files. While primitive files very much look like JSON files, they’re not actually spec complaint as they use newlines in strings. This has recently been brought to our attention by Aeson fixing an oversight in their parser implementation. We’ve therefore decided to rename the extension to prevent confusion.
  • Each binder marked with a Synthesize or TestBench pragma will be put in its own directory under their fully qualified Haskell name. For example, two binders foo and bar in module A will be synthesized in A.foo and A.bar.
  • Clash will no longer generate vhdl, verilog, or systemverilog subdirectories when using -fclash-hdldir.
  • Data.Kind.Type is now exported from Clash.Prelude #1700

Added:

  • Support for GHC 9.0.1
  • Clash.Signal.sameDomain: Allows user obtain evidence whether two domains are equal.
  • xToErrorCtx: makes it easier to track the origin of XException where pack would hide them #1461
  • Additional field with synthesis attributes added to InstDecl in Clash.Netlist.Types #1482
  • Data.Ix.Ix instances for Signed, Unsigned, and Index #1481 #1631
  • Added nameHint to allow explicitly naming terms, e.g. Signals.
  • Checked versions of resize, truncateB, and fromIntegral. Depending on the type resize, truncateB, and fromIntegral either yield an XException or silently perform wrap-around if its argument does not fit in the resulting type’s bounds. The added functions check the bound condition and fail with an error call if the condition is violated. They do not affect HDL generation. #1491
  • HasBiSignalDefault: constraint to Clash.Signal.BiSignal, pullUpMode gives access to the pull-up mode. #1498
  • Match patterns to bitPattern #1545
  • Non TH fromList and unsafeFromList for Vec. These functions allow Vectors to be created from a list without needing to use template haskell, which is not always desirable. The unsafe version of the function does not compare the length of the list to the desired length of the vector, either truncating or padding with undefined if the lengths differ.
  • Clash.Explicit.Reset.resetGlitchFilter: filters glitchy reset signals. Useful when your reset signal is connected to sensitive actuators.
  • Clash can now generate EDAM for using Edalize. This generates edam.py files in all top entities with the configuration for building that entity. Users still need to edit this file to specify the EDA tool to use, and if necessary the device to target (for Quartus, Vivado etc.). #1386
  • -fclash-aggressive-x-optimization-blackboxes: when enabled primitives can detect undefined values and change their behavior accordingly. For example, if register is used in combination with an undefined reset value, it will leave out the reset logic entirely. Related issue: #1506.
  • Automaton-based interface to simulation, to allow interleaving of cyle-by-cycle simulation and external effects #1261

New internal features:

  • constructProduct and deconstructProduct in Clash.Primitives.DSL. Like tuple and untuple, but on arbitrary product types.
  • Support for multi result primitives. Primitives can now assign their results to multiple variables. This can help to work around synthesis tools limits in some cases. See #1560.
  • Added a rule for missing Int comparisons in GHC.Classes in the compile time evaluator. #1648
  • Clash now creates a mapping from domain names to configurations in LoadModules. #1405
  • The convenience functions in Clash.Primitives.DSL now take a list of HDLs, instead of just one.
  • Clash.Netlist.Id overhauls the way identifiers are generated in the Netlist part of Clash.
  • Added defaultWithAction to Clash-as-a-library API to work around/fix issues such as #1686
  • Manifest files now list files and components in an reverse topological order. This means it can be used when calling EDA tooling without causing compilation issues.

Deprecated:

  • Clash.Prelude.DataFlow: see #1490. In time, its functionality will be replaced by clash-protocols.

Removed:

  • The deprecated function freqCalc has been removed.

1.2.5 November 9th 2020

Fixed:

  • The normalizeType function now fully normalizes types which require calls to reduceTypeFamily #1469
  • flogBaseSNat, clogBaseSNat and logBaseSNat primitives are now implemented correctly.Previously these primitives would be left unevaluated causing issues as demonstrated in #1479
  • Specializing on functions with type family arguments no longer fails #1477
  • satSucc, satPred correctly handle “small types” such as Index 1.
  • msb no longer fails on values larger than 64 bits
  • undefined can now be used as a reset value of autoReg@Maybe #1507
  • Signal’s fmap is now less strict, preventing infinite loops in very specific situations. See #1521
  • Clash now uses correct function names in manifest and sdc files #1533
  • Clash no longer produces erroneous HDL in very specific cases #1536
  • Usage of fold inside other HO primitives (e.g., map) no longer fails #1524

Changed:

  • Due to difficulties using resetSynchronizer we’ve decided to make this function always insert a synchronizer. See: #1528.

1.2.4 July 28th 2020

  • Changed:
    • Relaxed upper bound versions of aeson and dlist, in preparation for the new Stack LTS.
    • Reverted changes to primitive definitions for ‘zipWith’, ‘map’, ‘foldr’, and ‘init’ introduced in 1.2.2. They have shown to cause problems in very specific circumstances.

1.2.3 July 11th 2020

  • Changed:

    • Upgrade to nixos 20.03. Nix and snap users will now use packages present in 20.03.
  • Added:

    • instance Monoid a => Monoid (Vec n a)
    • instance Text.Printf(Index)
    • instance Text.Printf(Signed)
    • instance Text.Printf(Unsigned)
  • Fixed:

    • Clash renders incorrect VHDL when GHCs Worker/Wrapper transformation is enabled #1402
    • Minor faults in generated HDL when using annotations from Clash.Annotations.SynthesisAttributes
    • Cabal installed through Snap (clash.cabal) can now access the internet to fetch pacakges. [#1411]https://github.com/clash-lang/clash-compiler/issues/1411
    • Generated QSys file for altpll incompatible with Quartus CLI (did work in Quartus GUI)
    • Clash no longer uses component names that clash with identifiers imported from:

1.2.2 June 12th 2020

  • Changed:

    • The hardwired functions to unroll primitive definitions for ‘zipWith’, ‘map’, ‘foldr’, and ‘init’ have been changed to only unroll a single step, whereas they would previously unroll the whole definition in one step. This allows Clash to take advantage of the lazy nature of these functions, in turn speeding up compilation speeds significantly in some cases. Part of PR 1354.
  • Added:

    • Support for GHC 8.10
    • Ability to load designs from precompiled modules (i.e., stored in a package database). See #1172
    • Support for ‘-main-is’ when used with --vhdl, --verilog, or --systemverilog
    • A partial instance for NFDataX (Signal domain a)
  • Fixed:

    • Clash’s evaluator now inlines work free definitions, preventing situations where it would otherwise get stuck in an infinite loop
    • caseCon doesn’t apply type-substitution correctly #1340
    • Clash generates illegal SystemVerilog slice #1313
    • Fix result type of head and tail Verilog blackboxes #1351
    • Certain recursive let-expressions in side a alternatives of a case-expression throw the Clash compiler into an infinite loop #1316
    • Fixes issue with one of Clash’s transformations, inlineCleanup, introducing free variables #1337
    • Fails to propagate type information of existential type #1310
    • Certain case-expressions throw the Clash compiler into an infinite loop #1320
    • Added blackbox implementation for ‘Clash.Sized.Vector.iterateI’, hence making it usable as a register reset value #1240
    • iterate and iterateI can now be used in reset values #1240
    • Prim evaluation fails on undefined arguments #1297
    • Missing re-indexing in (Un)Signed fromSLV conversion #1292
    • VHDL: generate a type qualification inside ~TOBV, fixes #1360

1.2.1 April 23rd 2020

  • Changed:

    • Treat Signed 0, Unsigned 0, Index 1, BitVector 0 as unit. In effect this means that ‘minBound’ and ‘maxBound’ return 0, whereas previously they might crash #1183
    • Infix use of deepseqX is now right-associative
  • Added:

    • Add ‘natToInteger’, ‘natToNatural’, and ‘natToNum’. Similar to ‘snatTo*’, but works solely on a type argument instead of an SNat.
    • Clash.Sized.Vector.unfoldr and Clash.Sized.Vector.unfoldrI to construct vectors from a seed value
    • Added NFDataX instances for Data.Monoid.{First,Last}
  • Fixed:

    • The Verilog backend can now deal with non-contiguous ranges in custom bit-representations.
    • Synthesizing BitPack instances for type with phantom parameter fails #1242
    • Synthesis of fromBNat (toBNat d5) failed due to unsafeCoerce coercing from Any
    • Memory leak in register primitives #1256
    • Illegal VHDL slice when projecting nested SOP type #1254
    • Vivado VHDL code path (-fclash-hdlsyn Vivado) generates illegal VHDL #1264

1.2.0 March 5th 2020

As promised when releasing 1.0, we’ve tried our best to keep the API stable. We think most designs will continue to compile with this new version, although special care needs to be taken when using:

  • Use inline blackboxes. Instead of taking a single HDL, inline primitives now take multiple. For example, InlinePrimitive VHDL ".." must now be written as InlinePrimitive [VHDL] "..".

  • Use the Enum instance for BitVector, Index, Signed, or Unsigned, as they now respect their maxBound. See #1089.

On top of that, we’ve added a number of new features:

  • makeTopEntity: Template Haskell function for generating TopEntity annotations. See the documentation on Haddock for more information.

  • Clash.Explicit.SimIO: ((System)Verilog only) I/O actions that can be translated to HDL I/O. See the documentation on Haddock for more information.

  • Clash.Class.AutoReg: A smart register that improves the chances of synthesis tools inferring clock-gated registers, when used. See the documentation on Haddock for more information.

The full list of changes follows. Happy hacking!

  • New features (API):

    • Clash.Class.Parity type class replaces Prelude odd and even functions due to assumptions that don’t hold for Clash specific numerical types, see #970.
    • NFDataX.ensureSpine, see #748
    • makeTopEntity Template Haskell function for generating TopEntity annotations intended to cover the majority of use cases. Generation failures should either result in an explicit error, or a valid annotation of an empty PortProduct. Any discrepancy between the shape of generated annotations and the shape of the Clash compiler is a bug. See #795. Known limitations:
      • Type application (excluding Signals and :::) is best effort:
      • Data types with type parameters will work if the generator can discover a single relevant constructor after attempting type application.
      • Arbitrary explicit clock/reset/enables are supported, but only a single HiddenClockResetEnable constraint is supported.
      • Data/type family support is best effort.
    • Added Bundle ((f :*: g) a) instance
    • Added NFDataX CUShort instance
    • Clash’s internal type family solver now recognizes AppendSymbol and CmpSymbol
    • Added Clash.Magic.suffixNameFromNat: can be used in cases where suffixName is too slow
    • Added Clash.Class.AutoReg. Improves the chances of synthesis tools inferring clock-gated registers, when used. See #873.
    • Clash.Magic.suffixNameP, Clash.Magic.suffixNameFromNatP: enable prefixing of name suffixes
    • Added Clash.Magic.noDeDup: can be used to instruct Clash to /not/ share a function between multiple branches
    • A BitPack a constraint now implies a KnownNat (BitSize a) constraint, so you won’t have to add it manually anymore. See #942.
    • Clash.Explicit.SimIO: ((System)Verilog only) I/O actions that can be translated to HDL I/O; useful for generated test benches.
    • Export Clash.Explicit.Testbench.assertBitVector #888
    • Add Clash.Prelude.Testbench.assertBitVector to achieve feature parity with Clash.Explicit.Testbench. #891
    • Add Clash.XException.NFDataX.ensureSpine #803
    • Add Clash.Class.BitPack.bitCoerceMap #798
    • Add Clash.Magic.deDup: instruct Clash to force sharing an operator between multiple branches of a case-expression
    • InlinePrimitive can now support multiple backends simultaneously #425
    • Add Clash.XException.hwSeqX: render declarations of an argument, but don’t assign it to a result signal
    • Add Clash.Signal.Bundle.TaggedEmptyTuple: allows users to emulate the pre-1.0 behavior of “Bundle ()”. See #1100
  • New features (Compiler):

    • #961: Show -fclash-* Options in clash --show-options
  • New internal features:

    • #918: Add X-Optimization to normalization passes (-fclash-aggressive-x-optimization)
    • #821: Add DebugTry: print name of all tried transformations, even if they didn’t succeed
    • #856: Add -fclash-debug-transformations: only print debug info for specific transformations
    • #911: Add ‘RenderVoid’ option to blackboxes
    • #958: Prefix names of inlined functions
    • #947: Add “Clash.Core.TermLiteral”
    • #887: Show nicer error messages when failing in TH code
    • #884: Teach reduceTypeFamily about AppendSymbol and CmpSymbol
    • #784: Print whether Id is global or local in ppr output
    • #781: Use naming contexts in register names
    • #1061: Add ‘usedArguments’ to BlackBoxHaskell blackboxes
  • Fixes issues:

    • #974: Fix indirect shadowing in reduceNonRepPrim
    • #964: SaturatingNum instance of Index now behaves correctly when the size of the index overflows an Int.
    • #810: Verilog backend now correctly specifies type of BitVector 1
    • #811: Improve module load behavior in clashi
    • #439: Template Haskell splices and TopEntity annotations can now be used in clashi
    • #662: Clash will now constant specialize partially constant constructs
    • #700: Check work content of expression in cast before warning users. Should eliminate a lot of (superfluous) warnings about “specializing on non work-free cast”s.
    • #837: Blackboxes will now report clearer error messages if they’re given unexpected arguments.
    • #869: PLL is no longer duplicated in Blinker.hs example
    • #749: Clash’s dependencies now all work with GHC 8.8, allowing clash-{prelude,lib,ghc} to be compiled from Hackage soon.
    • #871: RTree Bundle instance is now properly lazy
    • #895: VHDL type error when generating Maybe (Vec 2 (Signed 8), Index 1)
    • #880: Custom bit representations can now be used on product types too
    • #976: Prevent shadowing in Clash’s core evaluator
    • #1007: Can’t translate domain tagType.Errors.IfStuck…
    • #967: Naming registers disconnects their output
    • #990: Internal shadowing bug results in incorrect HDL
    • #945: Rewrite rules for Vec Applicative Functor
    • #919: Clash generating invalid Verilog after Vec operations #919
    • #996: Ambiguous clock when using ClearOnReset and resetGen together
    • #701: Unexpected behaviour with the Synthesize annotation
    • #694: Custom bit representation error only with VHDL
    • #347: topEntity synthesis fails due to insufficient type-level normalisation
    • #626: Missing Clash.Explicit.Prelude definitions
    • #960: Blackbox Error Caused by Simple map
    • #1012: Case-let doesn’t look through ticks
    • #430: Issue warning when not compiled with executable-dynamic: True
    • #374: Clash.Sized.Fixed: fromInteger and fromRational don’t saturate correctly
    • #836: Generate warning when toInteger blackbox drops MSBs
    • #1019: Clash breaks on constants defined in terms of GHC.Natural.gcdNatural
    • #1025: inlineCleanupwill not produce empty letrecs anymore
    • #1030: bindConstantVar will bind (workfree) constructs
    • #1034: Error (10137): object “pllLock” on lhs must have a variable data type
    • #1046: Don’t confuse term/type namespaces in ‘lookupIdSubst’
    • #1041: Nested product types incorrectly decomposed into ports
    • #1058: Prevent substitution warning when using type equalities in top entities
    • #1033: Fix issue where Clash breaks when using Clock/Reset/Enable in product types in combination with Synthesize annotations
    • #1075: Removed superfluous constraints on ‘maybeX’ and ‘maybeIsX’
    • #1085: Suggest exporting topentities if they can’t be found in a module
    • #1065: Report polymorphic topEntities as errors
    • #1089: Respect maxBound in Enum instances for BitVector,Index,Signed,Unsigned
  • Fixes without issue reports:

    • Fix bug in rnfX defined for Down (baef30e)
    • Render numbers inside gensym (bc76f0f)
    • Report blackbox name when encountering an error in ‘setSym’ (#858)
    • Fix blackbox issues causing Clash to generate invalid HDL (#865)
    • Treat types with a zero-width custom bit representation like other zero-width constructs (#874)
    • TH code for auto deriving bit representations now produces nicer error messages (7190793)
    • Adds ‘–enable-shared-executables’ for nix builds; this should make Clash run much faster (#894)
    • Custom bit representations can now mark fields as zero-width without crashing the compiler (#898)
    • Throw an error if there’s data left to parse after successfully parsing a valid JSON construct (#904)
    • Data.gfoldl is now manually implemented, in turn fixing issues with gshow (#933)
    • Fix a number of issues with blackbox implementations (#934)
    • Don’t inline registers with non-constant clock and reset (#998)
    • Inline let-binders called [dsN | N <- [1..]] (#992)
    • ClockGens use their name at the Haskell level #827
    • Render numbers inside gensym #809
    • Don’t overwrite existing binders when specializing #790
    • Deshadow in ‘caseCase’ #1067
    • Deshadow in ‘caseLet’ and ‘nonRepANF’ #1071
  • Deprecations & removals:

    • Removed support for GHC 8.2 (#842)
    • Removed support for older cabal versions, only Cabal >=2.2 supported (#851)
    • Reset and Enable constructors are now only exported from Clash.Signal.Internal
    • #986 Remove -fclash-allow-zero-width flag

1.0.0 September 3rd 2019

0.99.3 July 28th 2018

  • Fixes bugs:

    • Evaluator recognizes Bit literals #329
    • Use existential type-variables in context of GADT pattern match
    • Do not create zero-bit temporary variables in generated HDL
    • Use correct arguments in nested primitives #323
    • Zero-constructor data type needs 0 bits #238
    • Create empty component when result needs 0 bits
    • Evaluator performs BigNat arithmetic
  • Features:

    • Bundle and BitPack instances up to and including 62-tuples
    • Handle undefined writes to RAM properly
    • Handle undefined clock enables properly

0.99.1 May 12th 2018

  • Allow ~NAME[N] tag inside ~GENSYM[X]
  • Support HDL record selector generation #313
  • InlinePrimitive support: specify HDL primitives inline with Haskell code
  • Support for ghc-typelits-natnormalise-0.6.1
  • Lift instances for TopEntity and PortName
  • InlinePrimitive support: specify HDL primitives inline with Haskell code

0.99 March 31st 2018

  • New features:
    • Major API overhaul: check the migration guide at the end of Clash.Tutorial
    • New features:
      • Explicit clock and reset arguments
      • Rename CLaSH to Clash
      • Implicit/Hidden clock and reset arguments using a combination of reflection and ImplicitParams.
      • Large overhaul of TopEntity annotations
      • PLL and other clock sources can now be instantiated using regular functions: Clash.Intel.ClockGen and Clash.Xilinx.ClockGen.
      • DDR registers:
        • Generic/ASIC: Clash.Explicit.DDR
        • Intel: Clash.Intel.DDR
        • Xilinx: Clash.Intel.Xilinx
    • Bit is now a newtype instead of a type synonym and will be mapped to a HDL scalar instead of an array of one (e.g std_logic instead of std_logic_vector(0 downto 0))
    • Hierarchies with multiple synthesisable boundaries by allowing more than one function in scope to have a Synthesize annotation.
      • Local caching of functions with a Synthesize annotation
    • Bit type is mapped to a HDL scalar type (e.g. std_logic in VHDL)
    • Improved name preservation
    • Zero-bit values are filtered out of the generated HDL
    • Improved compile-time computation
  • Many bug fixes

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