> Hi Frank,
> > There is an article in SIGAda December 1999 issue of Ada Letters
> > called "Ada: A Commercial Flop and Proud of it!" by Dave Wood,
> > formerly of Aonix, which has some very good points about Ada
> > successes, where and why. You may find it useful.
> How do I get a copy of this? Do you have a way to contact
> Dave Wood?
I find it quite amazing that someone as devoted to Ada as you are
apparently isn't ready to pay $25. a year to join SIGAda. (It is
NOT necessary to be an ACM member to join the SIG!)
If you were a member, you'd have a copy already! AdaLetters lands
in your mailbox every couple of months. Martin Carlisle is the
Yesterday I opined that we have enough organizations; several others
said they didn't think SIGAda and ARA were enough.
I'd be more inclined to credit those objections if they came from
- were members of SIGAda
- tried to get involved with the SIGAda activities, especially
the various working groups
- were genuinely unsatisfied and tried without success to make
I've been a SIGAda member since sometimes in the 80s. No organization
is perfect, but I find SIGAda to be a reasonable approximation to
a good forum for Ada activities.
The last few years' of SIGada conference proceedings are on the web.
> > There was also, in the July/August 1998 issue of Ada Letters,
> > a call for papers for the International Conference on Reliable
> > Software Technologies - Ada-Europe'99, in Santander, Spain.
> > One of the topics was:
> > "Ada Language and Tools: Programming Techniques, Object-
> > Oriented Programming, Bindings, and Libraries, Evaluation and
> > Comparison of Languages".
> I will take this too.
> > Maybe someone has a copy of the proceedings and can direct
> > you to the article.
Ada-Europe proceedings are published as volumes of Springer Verlag
Lecture Notes in Computer Science. They are not on the web, as far
as I know.