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Gary Kephart <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 7 Nov 1997 16:37:57 -0800
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AdaWorks wrote:


> I would be most unhappy to hear that some pilot crashed because of a memory
> leak, runaway pointer, or automatic promotion of an argument call in a
> C++ program.  These are scary times for anyone whose life depends on the
> quality of the software.

My bet is that those incidents will be relatively few. But that will be
only because of the countless hours of debugging and adding of exception
handling. Extra hours that wouldn't be needed with Ada. We'll start to
see project costs balloon and schedules become longer.


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Disclaimer: these are my opinions, not ITG's.