[log in to unmask] (Laurent Guerby) quoted and then wrote:
>> I have a copy of the article here. December is the Object Oriented
>> Programming focus issue. The article is by Gavin Smyth, who I do not
> Of course, the topic of the article is not about "Ada is portable,
> high level, blah, blah...", but what the h... My congratulations
> to the author.
And not every article about Ada needs to chant the same mantra. On my
first Ada project I had no need for portability and no need for tasking.
Any article which emphasized those as characteristics of Ada would have
been inappropriate to my problem domain. That code still runs without
portability and without tasking, although other work I have been involved
in since needs both. I also am involved in a project now which requires
tasking but not portability.
Editors are also likely to avoid Ada articles which too closely resemble
other Ada articles they have read elsewhere. Let us all aspire to the
state where other Ada articles the editors have read becomes a significant