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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Chris Sparks <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 07:07:00 -0700
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Hi Wes,

> Yes, they were originally in Ada 83, then they were completely redesigned
> in C++.  My point is that the "third generation" in Ada 95 is FEWER lines
> of code than the C++.

Is there some documentation showing this?

> _IF_ it is also more efficient in time and/or space, and more reliable, it

I would like to see these figure too.

> might be a "marketable" item with bindings from other languages.  Wouldn't
> it be a nice change if some other language group was using and/or writing
> bindings to Ada components?

This is something I would hope to achieve with the Ada grass roots effort.

> Or a similar approach: identify some open-source item that is popular but
> has a significant bug.  Rewrite it in Ada, make it better, and eliminate
> the bug.  Distribute it!

Let me hear about these too.

> Yeah, I'm all talk, no action.  Well, someday I'll have the resources
> (time and computer at home) to implement some of my ideas.  I appreciate
> those (Simon P., David W., Nick R., etc.) who are taking action.

Treat yourself to a computer.  We need your talents.

Chris Sparks, Boeing
(714) 372 - 9791

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