TEAM-ADA Archives

Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy

TEAM-ADA@LISTSERV.ACM.ORG

Options: Use Forum View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Subject:
From:
"Kester, Rush W." <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Kester, Rush W.
Date:
Wed, 10 May 2000 09:25:44 -0400
Content-Type:
text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
text/plain (27 lines)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Criley, Marc A [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 12:00 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: "Why Not Ada"
>
>I read through the comments posted at the SlashDot site, and some of the
>misinformation was so mind-bogglingly ludicrous that it warranted its own
>Douglas Adams' metaphors.  I was embarrassed for some of the contributors
>that they not just believed, but would actually post, such foolishness.
>
>Did you know that early Ada compilers could only recognize 48 characters?
>That the language was so complex that it was years before a "certified"
>compiler could be produced?  (Well, that one might actually be true ;-)

As true as the statement that it took years to get a certified Ada compiler
might be, how long did it take to get the first certified C or C++ compiler?

Rush Kester
Charter member Team Ada
Software Systems Engineer
AdaSoft at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.
email:  [log in to unmask]
phone: (240) 228-3030 (live M-F 9:30am-4:30pm, voicemail anytime)
fax:   (240) 228-6779
http://hometown.aol.com/rwkester/myhomepage/index.html

ATOM RSS1 RSS2