Complete noob here. Have some programming and electronics knowledge - enough to be dangerous anyways. Have a Yun with specific project in mind and have run some examples etc to get my head around basics. So I'm going to be asking some duh questions here to hopefully step me through the project programming wise.
First thing that seems odd to me (based on programming in other dimensions) is that it appears sensing inputs has to happen in a recurring loop. I think one example I looked at checked the pins and delayed 100ms and checked again and on and on. This seems archaic to me. Is there not a chance you could miss a button press if the loop delay is long enough? Why would the processor not just raise an interrupt on state change? Is there some way to use interrupts on a Yun? I have 8 inputs.
Please enlighten me.