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trønderen21-Sep-20 2:47
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Bob Beechey20-Sep-20 20:49
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James Curran21-Sep-20 3:29
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trønderen21-Sep-20 4:04
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James Curran wrote:
But, all of this ignores one basic truth of code: ALL LOOPS END!
Because no device with embedded code will last forever. So you could include some sort of "while (this device is not being decomposed into its constituents for recycling purposes) {...}". The question is how the device can perform this test, and take the proper actions to terminate the loop.

Lots of embedded infinite loops won't even survive a change of battery. Yet the problem is the same: A test like "while (battery power is available) {...}" has a fairly low probablity of being able to perform a loop exit.

Larger systems, e.g. running databases, may have UPS systems that allow them to do a controlled shutdown, such as to write in-memory logs to stable storage. Lots of servers, both web servers and other kinds of servers, are stateless and have no data to save between requests. They sit waiting for a request, process it, and sit down waiting for the next request. There is nothing to do if the machine is turned off, the process is forcefully terminated, or a power outage occurs. So why should they have a loop exit handling? It has no meaning. Their purpose is to run indefinitely. If it stops, it stops within its loop.
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GeneralOoops. So this should be fun Pin
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