On Sat, 4 Apr 1998, Riley, John wrote:
... snipped a few introductory remarks
> ... Grady Booch is a lying
> moron!!! The Ada community made that bastard but you would never know he
> ever heard of Ada today. Yet even otherwise loyal members of the Ada
> community (are you reading this R. R.) get in bed with them for a quick
... snipped a few more of John's comments
I continue to respect you and appreciate your frustration vis a vis
the continuing low-visibility of Ada, I think it is important to note
that, in Grady's published writing, he continues to affirm the superiority
of Ada for safety-critical software. I was pleased to see such
affirmation in his recently published collection of essays from SIGS
Also, R.R. could be my personal initials. May assume you are not
indirectly speaking to me. If you are referring to RR Software, I think
it is fair to note that this is not a company which has ever been
attracted to the "quick buck." They have, instead, been a strong
technical company with a modest sales and marketing infrastructure.
A company with more marketing resources can help them remain alive
to continue making important contributions in Ada technology. Perhaps
Rational was the only company to recognize the market potential of the
the CLAW product. If so, this is a case where Rational is also making
an important contribution.
As to your other assertions, I have no comment.
David suggests this is the wrong forum for this kind of provocation. I
wonder. Perhaps it is good for us who subscribe to Team-Ada to hear
the views of other Ada advocates, including their frustration with
the advocacy effort along with their appreciation. We can sometimes
benefit from encountering the "dark side of the force."
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