D Programming/RTAI

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Why use RTAI for real-time applications?[edit]

Real-time application need

  • efficient executing code
  • deterministic behaviour

Actually development for real-time applications is mainly made in embedded systems in the language C.

More and more is done in C++ and on PC plattforms. With D there is an alternative to C++. But there are non-deterministic features in D (like in C++ also)

  • dynamic memory allocation
  • dynamic casts
  • garbage collection
  • exception handling

In a real-time environment not all has to be deterministic. So it is in the hand of the developer not to use these features in the real-time task.