Thu, 12 Feb 1998 12:01:13 -0500
> (Booch, ... hasn't
> made many public statements either way about Ada, though his company,
> Rational Corp., is one of the leading Ada vendors.)
Says a guy who's not fully up on UML yet: Rational Rose, though it supports
Ada 95, is clearly designed for C++ I suspect there's a strong correspondence
> "If you want good real-time software, take advantage of Ada 95's powerful
> OO features."
> Once more:
> "The powerful real-time and OO features of Ada 95 make it the ideal
> language for developing modern RT software."
> Now allow me defend my choice of this concept as Ada's USP.
> It's a true statement -- easily backed up by a recitation of Ada's
> features. Most knowledgable experts would agree. It will "wash".
Without endorsing either side, let me point out that a lot of real-time
people--some of the Ada-philes--advise NOT using OO features for RT code.
> When the average programmer learns about a new feature, he can hardly wait
> to use it. Programmers almost literally drool over features. To most
Not all of them. "If I had a dollar" for everytime I saw someone hit
backspace a zillion times in vi AFTER I showed them how to use the