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> Subject: Re: Ada's Pros and Cons
> [log in to unmask] (W. Wesley Groleau x4923) quoted and then
> >> ..... implemented good 70s level Fortran and
> >> Cobol system designs using Ada syntax. ......
> >You could easily add C and perhaps other to that list. Sometimes
> they used
> >the syntax of their "native" language as far as the Ada compiler
> would let
> > if (a = b) then ...
> That particular example seems like a case where Ada might do what the
> wanted, rather than what the programmer wrote. In C the programmer
> meant ==.
This illustrates a fundamental advantage of Ada: It is difficult to
write correct programs that have typos. This was one of the reasons
Bell Labs did not even submit C as a candidate language for what became