I am trying to route a pic32 chip to a 128kB SRAM chip and having a bit of a hard time getting all 17 address lines and all 8 data lines connected. I am trying to tie the first 16 address pins to portB pins 0-15 and the data pins to portD 0-7. After thinking about it for a while I realized that I am probably making my life more difficult by trying to line up rb0 with a0, rb1 with a1, etc. All I really want to be able to do is write a 16 bit value to portB and have the majority of the address loaded and ready. If I make pin assignments based on ease of routing, the logical address will be different between the mcu and the ram, but it should at least be consistent. Since nothing else needs to communicate with the RAM, I don't think it will be a problem if the mcu asks for address 0x101 and the RAM gives it address 0x110.
However, I wonder if it is a good idea. If there is some structure internal to the RAM designed to make sequential reads more efficient, or something like that, then I may want to go to the trouble of routing them 1:1. The pins arrangement on both chips fees somewhat random to me, so it would make it a lot easier on me if I could ignore the particular numbers. Is there any good reason why I should or should not do that?