Object-Oriented Real-Time Language Design: Constructs for Timing Constraints

Yutaka Ishikawa, Hideyuki Tokuda

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We propose a new object-oriented programming language called RTC++ for programming real-time applications. RTC++ is an extension of C++ and its features are to specify i) a real-time object which is an active entity, ii) timing constraints in an operation as well as in statements, and iii) a periodic task with rigid timing constraints. In this paper, we first discuss real-time programming issues and what language support should be provided for building real-time applications. Then, the key features of RTC++ are described. Some programming examples are shown to demonstrate RTC++'s expressive power. A comparison to other programming languages are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-298
Number of pages10
JournalACM SIGPLAN Notices
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 9
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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