On 29 Jun 2013, at 19:18, Larry Dickson <tjoccam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I admit it is a long time since I needed them, and I could nowadays saturate the problem with resources, but the logic remains.
We built astronomical instrumentation. An example of a high-priority task was the arrival of data, or a telescope about to hit the wall (very crude computer control in them days!), over low-priority tasks like continuing data reduction or temperature control. Surely auto and aviation control systems have even more demanding behaviour to express.
Perhaps it's just me!
PS Must go off line till late tomorrow now.