> ...... If you get bottom-of-the-barrel
> C++ people for $30k/yr, the rewrite will cost at least $900k. Since
> teams of more than about 10 people are less effective than smaller
> teams, it will also take about 3 years. I suggest that you can train
> existing or available personnel to use Ada effectively for much less
> than that. I suspect you could even obtain the source code for an
> open-source compiler and provide your own compiler for the duration of
> the program for less than that.
I can't imagine any Ada vendor charging that much. I know either Rational
Apex with support or GNAT support would be MUCH less than $900K.