Updated 2012-08-09 19:42:06 by theover

Is anyone aware of hardware accelerated tcl being used/made somewhere ?

I think it is an interesting idea to take a language like Tcl (or lisp) and let the list part be accelerated by either dedicated hardware (there's great ARM+FPGA "Zinq" hardware coming up) or things like parallel computers on graphics cards (with great memory bandwidth for associative computing).

I could even imagine in a universe with enough time and money Tcl could be ported to a Open Source processor system like the eco32 (an FPGA processor with possibility to run Unix, even, with special instructions or distributed list storage.

AK - 2012-08-09 19:40:09

Searching a bit found Scott Thibault and his paper about Supporting Tcl in Hardware

TV Cool! I'll read that.