Copyright | (C) 2019 Myrtle Software Ltd |
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License | BSD2 (see the file LICENSE) |

Maintainer | QBayLogic B.V. <devops@qbaylogic.com> |

Safe Haskell | Safe-Inferred |

Language | Haskell2010 |

Control naming and deduplication in the generated HDL code. Explicitly nameable things include:

- Component (VHDL) / module ((System)Verilog) instances
- Registers
- Terms

Refer to Clash.Annotations.TopEntity for controlling naming of entities (VHDL) / modules ((System)Verilog) and their ports.

## Synopsis

- prefixName :: forall (name :: Symbol) a. a -> name ::: a
- suffixName :: forall (name :: Symbol) a. a -> name ::: a
- suffixNameP :: forall (name :: Symbol) a. a -> name ::: a
- suffixNameFromNat :: forall (name :: Nat) a. a -> name ::: a
- suffixNameFromNatP :: forall (name :: Nat) a. a -> name ::: a
- setName :: forall (name :: Symbol) a. a -> name ::: a
- nameHint :: SSymbol sym -> a -> a
- deDup :: forall a. a -> a
- noDeDup :: forall a. a -> a

## Functions to control names of identifiers in HDL

prefixName :: forall (name :: Symbol) a. a -> name ::: a Source #

Prefix instance and register names with the given `Symbol`

suffixName :: forall (name :: Symbol) a. a -> name ::: a Source #

Suffix instance and register names with the given `Symbol`

suffixNameP :: forall (name :: Symbol) a. a -> name ::: a Source #

Suffix instance and register names with the given `Symbol`

, but add it
in front of other suffixes.

When you write

suffixName @"A" (suffixName @"B" f))

you get register and instance names inside *f* with the suffix: "_B_A"

However, if you want them in the other order you can write:

suffixNameP @"A" (suffixName @"B" f))

so that names inside *f* will have the suffix "_A_B"

suffixNameFromNat :: forall (name :: Nat) a. a -> name ::: a Source #

Suffix instance and register names with the given `Nat`

suffixNameFromNatP :: forall (name :: Nat) a. a -> name ::: a Source #

Suffix instance and register names with the given `Nat`

, but add it in
front of other suffixes.

When you write

suffixNameNat @1 (suffixName @"B" f))

you get register and instance names inside *f* with the suffix: "_B_1"

However, if you want them in the other order you can write:

suffixNameNatP @1 (suffixName @"B" f))

so that names inside *f* will have the suffix "_1_B"

setName :: forall (name :: Symbol) a. a -> name ::: a Source #

Name the instance or register with the given `Symbol`

, instead of using
an auto-generated name. Pre- and suffixes annotated with `prefixName`

and
`suffixName`

will be added to both instances and registers named with
`setName`

and instances and registers that are auto-named.

:: SSymbol sym | A hint for a name |

-> a | |

-> a |

Name a given term, such as one of type `Signal`

, using the
given `SSymbol`

. Results in a declaration with the name used as the
identifier in the generated HDL code.

Example usage:

nameHint (SSymbol @"identifier") term

**NB**: The given name should be considered a hint as it may be expanded,
e.g. if it collides with existing identifiers.

## Functions to control Clash's (de)duplication mechanisms

deDup :: forall a. a -> a Source #

Force deduplication, i.e. share a function or operator between multiple branches.

By default Clash converts

case x of A -> 3 * y B -> x * x

to

let f_arg0 = case x of {A -> 3; _ -> x} f_arg1 = case x of {A -> y; _ -> x} f_out = f_arg0 * f_arg1 in case x of A -> f_out B -> f_out

However, it won't do this for:

case x of A -> 3 + y B -> x + x

Because according to the internal heuristics the multiplexer introduced for the deduplication are more expensive than the addition. This might not be the case for your particular platform.

In these cases you can force Clash to deduplicate by:

case x of A ->`deDup`

(3 + y) B ->`deDup`

(x + x)

noDeDup :: forall a. a -> a Source #

Do not deduplicate, i.e. *keep*, an applied function inside a
case-alternative; do not try to share the function between multiple
branches.

By default Clash converts

case x of A -> f 3 y B -> f x x C -> h x

to

let f_arg0 = case x of {A -> 3; _ -> x} f_arg1 = case x of {A -> y; _ -> x} f_out = f f_arg0 f_arg1 in case x of A -> f_out B -> f_out C -> h x

i.e. it deduplicates functions (and operators such as multiplication) between case-alternatives to save on area. This comes at the cost of multiplexing the arguments for the deduplicated function.

There are two reasons you would want to stop Clash from doing this:

- The deduplicated function is in the critical path, and the addition of the multiplexers further increased the propagation delay.
- Clash's heuristics were off, and the addition of the multiplexers actually made the final circuit larger instead of smaller.

In these cases you want to tell Clash not to deduplicate:

```
case x of
A ->
````noDeDup`

f 3 y
B -> f x x
C -> h x

Where the application of *f* in the *A*-alternative is now explicitly not
deduplicated, and given that the *f* in the B-alternative is the only
remaining application of *f* in the case-expression it is also not
deduplicated.

Note that if the *C*-alternative also had an application of *f*, then the
applications of *f* in the *B*- and *C*-alternatives would have been
deduplicated; i.e. the final circuit would have had two application of *f*.