[riot-notifications] [RIOT-OS/RIOT] doc/rdm: RFC - design goals (#10162)
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danpetry commented on this pull request.
> +Above the HAL, the only thing that modules should know about hardware is
+whether its build dependencies are provided or not. If they aren't, the module
+should adapt accordingly, or not compile.
+## Real-time capabilities
+Different real-time guarantees are required for different use cases. Low
+frequency sensing needs only soft real-time support and can handle less timing
+accuracy so long as the timers support long timescales. Sensing and control
+applications which do not require hard real-time guarantees are also supported.
+RIOT should deliver soft real-time guarantees which address the use cases given
+in section 2. It should provide timers which can competently handle the
+timescales of any application.
Although I think wireless networking is the main situation when it comes to interoperability, considering the use cases, yes you're right, it's possible to interoperate over wire so this shouldn't be excluded (by implication or otherwise). How about s/network/communication at the beginning of the first paragraph to make it slightly more generic?
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