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

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Thu May 2 14:39:09 CEST 2019

danpetry commented on this pull request.

> +requirements is neither possible nor welcome).
+The first section discusses some of the concrete [use cases](#2-use-cases)
+which RIOT is driven by, to give a broad awareness to the developer where and
+how their features will be used. Based on this bigger picture, the [design
+philosophies](#3-design-philosophies) in the second section provide specific
+guidance for design. These include a focus on constrained devices, a short
+learning curve, and the versatility to support a huge variety of devices and
+# 2. Use cases
+RIOT is a general purpose IoT operating system for low-end devices, such as
+those described in [1]. These devices have a low memory footprint - kilobytes
+rather than megabytes - and an extremely low memory footprint of a few
+kilobytes in certain applications. As such, RIOT targets separate use cases from

This wasn't a copy/paste error: the idea was to say
a) our targeted devices all have ~kilobytes of memory
b) our targeted devices go down to a very small number of kilobytes in certain cases
Does that clarify and do you agree?

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