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Re: Can a machine test itself? + other issues

To which Dick repostes:

> Sure, it is possible, feasible, and desired by many to
> built COTS-free software--but how much will it cost and
> who will pay for it?

I must admit that even our highly custom product does involve some
COTS software:  we compile our source code on separate machines,
using compilers we didn't write (these can be commercial or open-
source);  and many embedded developers use commercial real-time OS's.