David Marceau said (speaking of Microsoft): One big problem...they're not
into open source.
Another big problem with Microsoft and Ada -- they're not into
standardization. You can pretty much guarantee that a Microsoft Ada would
have additional features not permitted by the standard and would ignore
features that are required by the standard. See Visual C++ for numerous
(I've talked with some Microsoft personnel about validation of their C/C++
and Fortran products. They're interested in "what their customers want"
rather than conformance to standards. I guess that's what you get when you
have a monopoly.)
Philip W. Brashear
EDS Conformance Testing Center
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Dayton, OH 45424-0593
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