> I have a copy of the article here. December is the Object Oriented
> Programming focus issue. The article is by Gavin Smyth, who I do not
> know. While I understand the editorial difficulties of getting
> comprehensive material published, and am glad to see an Ada article in
> DDJ, I am somewhat disappointed with what was published. No offense to
> the author, I just think Ada deserves better. Since I couldn't do
> better, I hesitated to give my observations, but maybe I'm the
> demographic we should be after. (C and to a lesser degree C++
> programmer interested in software engineering issues and predictable
> development processes).
I was surprised, but not disappointed. There's no mistake in the
article, and the author gets two points:
1. Proof that you can do very low-level and machine specific programming in Ada
2. Proof that DDJ will publish interesting Ada article if someone submits it
Of course, the topic of the article is not about "Ada is portable,
high level, blah, blah...", but what the h... My congratulations
to the author.
Laurent Guerby <[log in to unmask]>, Team Ada.
"Use the Source, Luke. The Source will be with you, always (GPL)."