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"Robert L. Spooner" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 27 May 1999 14:06:34 -0400
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I've been thinking along those lines myself, particularly in terms of
operating equipment.  It seems to me that the multitasking that Ada provides
would be very well suited particularly for packet using multiple
connections, and as a software control panel for a transceiver where you are
displaying multiple dynamically changing signals, messages, parameters,
commands, etc.

The flexibility provided by generics and inheritance would be good for
working with multiple types of equipment where the functionality could be
abstracted to a common user interface.  This would be particularly good for
a radio club with lots of equipment and a need to train members on safe,
legal operation of each item.  Safe and legal operating parameters could be
used to define a "flight envelope" for each combination of equipment and
license class.

There's a lot that can be done - the problem is to find the time!

Bob  AD3K

William Dale wrote:

> I'm interested in porting software available for Amateur Radio to Ada as
> a example of REAL programs that get wide useage written in Ada.

                               Robert L. Spooner
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                               Research Assistant
                         Intelligent Control Systems Group

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