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From: Chris Townley <>
Subject: Re: Should light runtimes get more consideration?
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2023 11:42:08 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <uf69m0$6nld$> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <uf6768$7dtq$>

On 29/09/2023 10:59, Kevin Chadwick wrote:
>>>>> Tasking is very limited. For example you can't use
>>>>> timeouts. Never. They propose a workaround but it is complex and not
>>>>> equivalent to a real timeout management.
>>>> Not sure what a "real timeout management" would look like?
>>>>> I'd like to have a full Ada RTS for embedded targets, like on
>>>>> desktop.
>>>> Have you considered using something like a Raspberry Pi?
>>> A RaspberryPi is a computer (based on a microprocessor with an OS), 
>>> not an micro-controller. It consumes a lot of electrical power. The 
>>> OS (linux) is not real time. It uses a lot of board space. The 
>>> processor is a proprietary black box...
>> Plenty use the Raspberry Pi as a microcontroller
> I think Simons point was that Arm/Linux has a working full runtime. I guess
> bare raspberry pie would not and I guess it would be a rather large module
> or board or single board computer depending on the model.
> WRT energy use. I use a low power run feature on the STM32L4 which means 
> the
> system clock speed can change at any time. That seems to be incompatible
> with any runtime that I have seen except the minimal light-cortex-m4 one. I
> assume working with clocks is more scalable than working with runtimes but
> I do not know for sure.

Agreed, but in addition to the mainline Pis there is the zero, and the 
pico, which has a 'RP2040' made by Raspberry Pi and is a dual-core ARM 
Cortex M0+ processor, with a flexible clock running up to 133MHz


  reply	other threads:[~2023-09-29 10:42 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
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 [this message]
2023-09-29 13:44                   ` DrPi
2023-09-29 13:42                 ` DrPi
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