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Add a cron-like real time scheduling mode? #3188
I described (or attempted to) the difference between date-time cycling and real time scheduling, and (conceptually) how to force Cylc to do the latter, in this Discourse post (and the one before it): https://cylc.discourse.group/t/cylc-question-on-wall-clock-synchronization/58/13
If you really only need cron-like real-time scheduling, e.g. to replace a crontab with a Cylc suite, then this is unnecessarily difficult because it requires an understanding of date-time cycling, and how to tie the cycle down onto a real time schedule.
A new real time scheduling mode would make this much easier:
If I haven't missed something important, this would be useful - e.g. to replace crontabs quite easily even if you have a tenuous grip on concept of date-time cycling.
My main concern is that many users (particularly those with no NWP background) might use real time scheduling for everything, even where cycling would be more appropriate and powerful, simply because real time scheduling is easier to understand. But, we can try to document and explain better...