A distributed language for synchronous interaction of real-time systems with their environment. Uses explicit timing requests. Esterel programs are compiled into finite automata.

["The ESTEREL Programming Language and its Mathematical Semantics", G. Berry & L. Cosserat, TR 327, INRIA, 1984].

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