From: Tucker Taft <[log in to unmask]>
> ...it is a big mistake in my view
> for the Ada community to continue to emphasize only long-term savings while
> ignoring short-term issues. It is pretty clear that time to market is
> the most important criteria in most commercial software development
> activities these days. I believe that Ada can be used in a prototyping
> mode, and still provide significant benefits, in ease of debugging,
> ease of reading, compile-time error detection, etc.
I strongly agree with this.
All the supposed technical trade-offs of Ada-vs.-whatever:
long-term vs. short-term
large-scale vs. small-scale
"mission-critical" vs. ??? (What? An alpha-test demo?)
real-time vs. non-real-time
are myths, and it's not productive in the long run to play to them.
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