[Haskell-cafe] ANN: atom-1.0.0
John Van Enk
vanenkj at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 22:53:26 EST 2010
Hmm... that's my outdated blog post. I've been meaning to add an updated
version. I'll try and get to that soon.
On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 7:30 PM, Yves Parès <limestrael at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been interested in using Atom since I saw this:
> However those samples are very outdated, do you have newer ones?
> Tom Hawkins-2 wrote:
> > Atom is a Haskell DSL for designing hard realtime embedded software.
> > The 1.0 release is meant to indicate some level of stability; most of
> > the core has been unchanged for quite some time.
> > That said, there are a few interesting changes in 1.0. First the var'
> > family of variable declarations (bool', word8', double', etc.) are no
> > longer part of the Atom monad. For example:
> > bool' :: Name -> V Bool
> > This cleaned up quite a bit of code in our production design. This
> > also made the randomization in Atom's unit testing framework monadless
> > as well.
> > The other significant change with 1.0 is all state variables are now
> > packed into a hierarchical C structure that matches the hierarchy of
> > the Atom design. Not only does this make the generated C a bit more
> > legible, it is now possible to interface external C code directly to
> > Atom's state variables and arrays. Prior to this change, all
> > interfacing had to be done through var' declarations and action calls
> > -- too often a messy process. To further aid interfacing to external
> > code, Atom now generates a header file that exposes both the iterative
> > function and the hierarchical state structure.
> > -Tom
> > http://hackage.haskell.org/package/atom
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> Yves Parès
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