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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Tucker Taft <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 14:41:40 -0500
Reply-To: Tucker Taft <[log in to unmask]>
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> ...
> Ada can take on these markets, but it needs to do so from a position of
> strength.  And that's why I think Ada's best shot is to be thought of as the
> safety critical language.  IMHO, Ada has the most credible position carved out
> and compelling stories to tell through its extensive use in safety-critical
> DOD apps, as well as apps for nuclear plants, commercial aircraft, trains,
> etc.

The problem is that safety critical systems is not (yet) a big enough "niche."
You would at least have to generalize it to "business critical" or
"mission critical" or simply "critical."  I think we want to focus on
systems where errors are very expensive, even if no lives are directly

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