Roger Racine wrote:
> Instead of finding fault with current practice, and attempting to talk
> engineers into using Ada, I thought it might be better to work on giving
> them what they want -and- what we want.
It might be worth having a look at x/t UML too.
At one stage, we were looking at making an Ada-95 model compiler for
Bridgepoint, but weren't able to raise the funds.
Executable/Translatable UML works very well for rapid development. If
you just had a decent back end that generated reliable and
human-readable code, it would be, if not a silver bullet, pretty darn
close. Having developed a fairly sophisticated air transport logistics
model (tracking every single vehicle, box of rations etc) within 6
weeks, it transformed me from a sceptic to a believer.
Of course the UML could do with a bit of extra work, strong typing etc
to really get the benefit. But that's another issue.
Alan & Carmel Brain
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