Handel-C is a historical programming language created in 1996. Handel-C is a high-level programming language which targets low-level hardware, most commonly used in the programming of FPGAs. It is a rich subset of C, with non-standard extensions to control hardware instantiation with an emphasis on parallelism. Handel-C is to hardware design what the first high-level programming languages were to programming CPUs. Read more on Wikipedia...

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  • See also: c, csp, occam, fpgac
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Example code from Wikipedia:

int a;

void main(void)
   int b;
   /* "a" and "b" are within scope */
     int c;
     /* "a", "b" and "c" are within scope */ 
     int d;
     /* "a", "b" and "d" are within scope */  

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