Indeed, one might say it's more of a mark up decription of what you  would 
like to see the hardware been rather than a S/W program to run on the H/W.
Sounds so pedantic doesn't it ;-)JA

    On Thursday, 9 January 2020, 22:11:31 GMT, Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users 
<ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:  
 
 See! I said I knew nothing! ;-)

On 9 January 2020 16:29:50 GMT, Peter Graf via Ql-Users 
<ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:
>Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users wrote:
>> I get that it's a software description of some hardware.
>
>Not software. It is simply a hardware description, and the result is
>pure hardware, i.e. flipflops, gates, wires. You can as well describe
>he
>same hardware in a schematic rather than text.
>
>It is important to understand that no emulation is involved and there
>is
>no difference to other logic chips, except that an FPGA can be
>re-configured. Like GALs, just more complex.
>
>From the same hardware description, is is also possible to manufacture
>customized chips, called ASICs, which have a fixed logic.
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