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- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Hello
- From: Johann Petrak <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 10:10:36 +0200
> The current project is only a prototype, but I am also interested in using
> Lisp for actual flight code. I am a bit of a lone warrior in this, as Lisp
> is widely perceived by people in NASA to be too big and slow for "real" work.
> My approach is, rather than arguing with people, to instead build working
> systems that meet all the performance requirements. Towards this end, I and
> a student of mine (with considerable help from Bruno) have ported CLisp (the
> January 1995 version) to vxWorks, which is a real-time operating system that
> is one of the lead candidates for use on flight hardware.
I am not very familiar with RT programming, but I wonder how to use
a programming language that uses automatic garbage collection, like LISP.
Wouldn't be an important requirement for the language to support a
programming style that allows one to guarantee timely responses?
Hmmm, just wondering ....
Johann Petrak Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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