> Monday February 17, 2003, marks the 20th anniversary of Ada as a
> standardized language. On this day in 1983 the first Ada standard
> ANSI/MIL-STD-1815A was published.
And for the real nostalgia enthusiasts, this past Saturday (Feb 15) marked
the 25th anniversary of the delivery of the four competing design specs for
(as it was then known) "DoD1": the Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow languages.
This was shortly after the "Blizzard of '78" in Boston, so John Goodenough
(then at SofTech, and leader of the Blue team) and I (corresponding position
at Intermetrics, for the Red language) had an interesting time on the
"finalization" aspects of the design and delivery of the documents.
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