[riot-notifications] [RIOT-OS/RIOT] doc/rdm: RFC - design goals (#10162)

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miri64 commented on this pull request.



> +
+Modules outside the core should leverage the benefits and address the
+programming challenges of such a scheduler. They shouldn't demand that users do
+the same.  They should, however, allow users to manage power through different
+modes and functions.
+
+#### Small memory footprint
+
+Most of RIOT's targeted use cases are well addressed by devices in class 1 of
+the taxonomy presented in [1]. If small price differences are important or the
+energy budget is particularly tight, the available memory might be near the
+bottom of this class. Over-the-air updating currently reduces the available ROM
+by over half.
+
+RIOT should provide out-of-the-box support for devices with ~10 KiB of
+available RAM and ~100 KiB of ROM. It should be just as possible to address

> and manually optimized specialized modules sound like bare-metal firmware to me.

@kaspar030 mentioned no such thing about this. Fact is we do support small devices (without networking capabilities) like the Arduino Uno and I agree with @kaspar030 that for some developers RIOT might be the nicer API than the somewhat clunky, C++-based Arduino API.

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