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> Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 22:28:46 +1000
> From: Alan E & Carmel J Brain <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Choose Ada flyer
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Jerry van Dijk wrote:
> > > When your software has to fly...
> > > Choose Ada.
> > >
> > > Ada is the language of the International Space Station, Boeing jets,
> > > world-wide Air Traffic Control, and the French TGV high-speed train.
> > etc.
> > My first impression is: obviously a great language for safety critical
> > applications. We do not build safety critical applications, so... we
> > stick to C++ (or JAVA, or...)
> > Does anyone else get the same impression or is this just me again ?
> I got the same impresssion. We need something like....
> When you need software On Time and Under Budget
> Choose Ada
> Programmer productivity in Ada is at least as high as
> other OOP languages such as C++. You get more Function Points
> per Dollar, less Re-Testing, Higher Reusability.
> Robust, Industrial-strength Compilers are cheap (some are
> Copyleft Free) and you don't need a million expensive tools
> for bounds checking - the compiler does that for you
> And that means a better bottom line.
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So, is it pushing it too much to say...
Better, faster, cheaper... With Ada, you don't have to choose.
"No excuses. No embarrasment. No apologies...
Ada -- the most trusted and powerful programming language
on earth, or in space." -- S. Tucker Taft
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