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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 03:12:43 +1100
Reply-To: Alan and Carmel Brain <[log in to unmask]>
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Roger Racine wrote:

> Instead of finding fault with current practice, and attempting to talk
> engineers into using Ada, I thought it might be better to work on giving
> them what they want -and- what we want.

It might be worth having a look at x/t UML too.

At one stage, we were looking at making an Ada-95 model compiler for
Bridgepoint, but weren't able to raise the funds.

Executable/Translatable UML works very well for rapid development. If
you just had a decent back end that generated reliable and
human-readable code, it would be, if not a silver bullet, pretty darn
close. Having developed a fairly sophisticated air transport logistics
model (tracking every single vehicle, box of rations etc) within 6
weeks, it transformed me from a sceptic to a believer.


Of course the UML could do with a bit of extra work, strong typing etc
to really get the benefit. But that's another issue.

Alan & Carmel Brain
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