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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 15:12:46 -0500
Reply-To: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
From: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
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In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> from "Greg Bek" at Feb 25, 2000 10:51:33 AM
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[said Greg]
> Colin,
> My wife really liked Skansholm's (??) Ada From The Beginning.
> Back when it was the recommended text at Adelaide Uni.
> There is an updated Ada95 from the beginning but I have no
> direct experience with it.
> Greg

I'm a competing author, so I'm hesitant to comment on the work
of my competitors, but in this case I must warn that the book
Greg refers to was published in 1997, and would be a good book
except that the code is obviously untested and has too many
serious errors for a 3rd edition. As far as I know, Skansholm is
not revising this book, and does not put corrected code on the
net or anything like that. He has written books for other
languages, so my guess is that he has simply walked away from
Ada as a "small market".

Bottom line: It's a decent intro to the language, but don't
expect the code to work.

Mike Feldman