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John Apa <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 1 Jun 2000 10:54:48 -0600
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At the STC here in Utah last month my coworkers commented that there wasn't
anyone at the SIGAda booth. I stopped by several times over the course of
the last day and discovered the same thing. That hasn't helped the Ada
proponents here, in fact it now appears as if the last Ada project is about
to go c++. Yes, everyone agrees that Ada is better, but we're losing our Ada
guys to places doing c++. Its not the money, it's the opportunity to learn
c++ and be more "marketable". That perception needs to be challenged more
widely. New grads know Ada, but they all want to do c++ because of the
market factors.

I think it would be worthwhile to increase Ada's visibility in the Linux
world, and I think it has to be done by more than just ACT. ARA and SIGAda
has everything to pull it all together.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tucker Taft [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 9:54 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Lamenting Ada
> > The LinuxWorld Expo [ ]  will
> be in
> > San Jose from August 14-17th.  They have a specific track on Languages.
> > Can the ARA support a booth, track event and/or BOF session on Ada 95
> > Languages and Technologies?  I'd be glad to assist.
> >
> > We are missing a great place to show off what Ada can do under Linux.
> At the moment, only GNAT runs on Linux.  Hence, ARA has been supporting
> the SIGAda booth more at platform-independent shows like Embedded Systems.
> However, the ACT folks are obviously quite interested in the Linux market,
> and
> I suspect they may already have plans for a booth there.  I suggest
> you contact them to see what they have in mind.
> > William L. Dale
> >  "'E'commerce is not life and death. If it was,
> > it would be coded in Ada." - Dean Esposito - Team-Ada
> > Lockheed Martin, Space Systems Company,
> > Missiles & Space -Sunnyvale Operations
> > mailto:[log in to unmask]
> -Tucker Taft  [log in to unmask]