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From: "Randy Brukardt" <>
Subject: Re: Should light runtimes get more consideration?
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2023 22:48:16 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <uf2t17$3h8mi$> (raw)
In-Reply-To: ueug62$2fvor$

As noted on the ARG Github, you confused the Unbounded version of 
Text_Buffers with an unbounded string (completely unrelated things), and 
moreover, failed to notice that the language provides multiple ways to use a 
Bounded Text_Buffer instead. So the language addresses this particular 

I don't know if GNAT implements all of those ways (in particular, the 
restriction Max_Image_Length), but that is hardly the fault of the language!

For anyone else interested in this particular discussion, I recommend 
reading and following up on the ARG Githib issue rather than here 


"Kevin Chadwick" <> wrote in message 
>I created the issue below a little while ago. Today I wonder whether Ada
> 2022s 'Image attribute on records use of Unbounded strings is for good
> reason. Is it an oversight that Bounded String would work with the new
> light runtime or String with all runtimes including the older zero
> footprint runtimes?
> Perhaps it was decided that a light runtime would not use this feature? 
> and
> I can cerrainly avoid it. However I use a light runtime with 100s of
> kilobytes or ram and many gigabytes of flash.
> Ada is a much nicer language than Rust which uses unsafe all over for
> embedded but one thing that is interesting is that I believe all Rust code
> can be run easily on any target. Should Ada aspire to that?
> On the other hand micros are becoming multiprocessor bringing more demand
> for tasking (protected types are not compatible with a light runtime) but
> personally I believe multi chip single core designs are far better than
> multicore and not only due to the impossibility of side channel attacks
> like spectre.
> -- 
> Regards, Kc 

  reply	other threads:[~2023-09-28  3:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-09-26 11:44 Should light runtimes get more consideration? Kevin Chadwick
2023-09-28  3:48 ` Randy Brukardt [this message]
2023-09-28  9:46   ` Kevin Chadwick
2023-09-28 13:25     ` Simon Wright
2023-09-28 17:51       ` DrPi
2023-09-28 20:53         ` Simon Wright
2023-09-28 21:18           ` DrPi
2023-09-28 23:51             ` Chris Townley
2023-09-29  9:59               ` Kevin Chadwick
2023-09-29 10:42                 ` Chris Townley
2023-09-29 13:44                   ` DrPi
2023-09-29 13:42                 ` DrPi
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