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Chip megadeals have become daunting, with governments looking at transactions suspiciously, though AMD can breathe a sigh of relief: the path to acquire FPGA giant Xilinx is now clearer. The National Anti-Monopoly Policy Bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulation of the People's Republic of China has approved the …

  1. Tom 38

    hurdles <= hurdles - 1;

    Remember to check for integer overflow.

    1. nintendoeats Silver badge

      Re: hurdles <= hurdles - 1;

      I can't tell if this is a mistake (it should be hurdles <= -1) or the implication is supposed to be that there are always more hurdles.

      1. Borg.King

        Re: hurdles <= hurdles - 1;

        I think this is trying to tell us that there's one less hurdle.

        Guess this was written by the same folks who brought us Microsoft's New Year message generator.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: hurdles <= hurdles - 1;

        Naw, that's just proper Verilog. <= is the nonblocking assignment operator, which is the right one to use for something like decrementing a register.

        1. nintendoeats Silver badge

          Re: hurdles <= hurdles - 1;

          Ah, I was bringing my software engineering c-style prejudices with me. Thanks for explaining!

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