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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
"Coniam, Todd" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 3 Mar 1997 10:02:27 -0600
"Coniam, Todd" <[log in to unmask]>
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I agree Larry!  Anytime Ada is mentioned favorably with other popular
languages is a plus.  And I believe we are going to see more of it.

I have definitely noticed an increased awareness of Ada in the press.
Sometimes they are reviews that almost always show Ada as comparable to
C++ and Java, other times they are snide remarks, such as the quip in
the same issue of GCN in the "Packet Rat" commentary where he says:
"Easier money than selling Ada to the Defense Department".  Either way
Ada is mentioned, which is usually a good thing as it keeps it in
peoples minds.

(OBTW, I finished looking through GCN and ran across an article about
the new Aonix educational compiler for the military and the  Addison
Wesley books "Ada 95: Problem Solving and Program Design" by Feldman &
Koffman and "Ada 95 for C and C++ programmers" by Johnston.)

With the constant cost increases by Microsoft and others, Ada compilers
are becoming very comparable.  The only area that I still see Ada
lacking in is in the GUI based development environments.  Hopefully this
stigma will be overcome quickly by the Ada industry.

Todd Coniam

>From:  [log in to unmask][SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent:  Sunday, March 02, 1997 23:33
>To:    [log in to unmask]
>Subject:       Re: Ada in the press
>Todd Coniam writes:
>>Later when asked, "Can the products be good if they implement a
>>language that's not good?", Mr. Stonebraker replies:
>>  "I was just observing that good languages -- Java and Ada --
>>  were designed by a couple of very smart people, and you get
>>  much better results that way."
>>Just a little tidbit, but as we all know a little can go a long way!
>>(Too bad he had to slip in Java too ;-)
>Yes, I see the emoticon, but I think the fact that _two_ languages
>were mentioned gives the quote more validity, since it seems less
>of a hidden-agenda political remark.
>Larry Kilgallen