According to a paper written in anticipation of the 2006 SpaceOps Conference, the decades in the making James Webb Telescope is supposed to be an event-driven telescope. Dr. Vicki Balzano and John C. Isaacs gave this for their reasoning behind employing event-driven scripts: “To take advantage of the opportunity offered by the JWST environment to increase science efficiency and to decrease the ground system development cost…”
- lua.org – Not ecmascript, but is guided by a small/fast/embeddable/minimalist philosopy similar to the original Cmm.
- dnode “freestyle rpc” – I really nice-looking implementation of what we used to call “distributed scripting”. Perhaps nowjs is on the right track, too. Or maybe meteorjs. Or maybe Yahoo’s Cocktails & Mojito.
So, perhaps NASA has nothing to worry about.