Talk:Real-time computing

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Can we count this as a programming paradigm? And maybe get more text on here about it? --Mwn3d 02:29, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

That depends on what is meant under "paradigm". Real-time computing is programming under certain non-functional constraints (time constraints). That makes things a lot more difficult, but that is not a paradigm meant as the most general approach to solving programming problems. But I agree that real-time programming looks OK in this category. Rather the category's name is wrong. Instead of "paradigm" it should be something else, maybe, "area", "field" of programming. --Dmitry-kazakov 07:11, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
Domain? Or is its application of the term too orthogonal to that of, e.g., document description or expert systems? --Short Circuit 09:17, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
I'd say that real-time constraints are orthogonal to programming paradigm. For example, it would fall under the "Intended Use" column of the Language Comparison Table. --IanOsgood 17:14, 28 April 2009 (UTC)