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From: Jesse Jones (jesjones_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-12 17:53:03

At 2:42 PM -0700 4/12/01, Gary Powell wrote:
> >>
>> Sure all of that is desirable. All I'm saying is that it's preferable
>> for critical software to crash rather than limp along with possibly
>> corrupt state. Things like an X-ray machine or an auto-pilot fit this
>> bill I think.
>I beg to disagree. An X-ray machine should shut itself off on the way out,
>an auto-pilot should sound an alarm and request to be reset. Crashing
>airplanes is really not a very nice option.
>Both situations, could alert the main loop with an exception and that can
>decide what to do next.

I was going under the assumption that there was some sort of monitor
process that would do this. :-)

   -- Jesse

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