I always considered HDL( Verilog/vhdl) as a more reality-based type of extensively parallel SW programming :-)
Had an interviewer once get agitated when I told him I thought there are similar paradigms in both HW and SW design. He twitched some when I said I like to do both. But we grew up on the Steve Ciarcia/CircuitCellar days. -Lee Studley
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