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Steven Deller <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 11 Oct 2001 07:58:20 -0400
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Your web page at
looks pretty good.

There are a few problems I noted:

1. In your "C is better than Ada" humorous example, "p" is NOT the number of
bits in n.  It would be if the assignment were
   p = BITCOUNT(n);
It is a clever mathematical trick :-).  And interestingly, it should work
for integers up to 255 bits :-).

2. On the main page, the link at the bottom to CMM is dead -- it should
probably be:

3. On the main page, your "Ada Sites" search link at the bottom uses (IMHO)
a poor search site.  The top hit is an out-of-print tutorial at Amazon and
most of the other hits are pretty archaic as well.

When I used your same search words at MSN (the enemy ?!?):
I got lots of active, current sites (SIGAda, adahome, adapower, etc.)

Same for "google"

It appears just about every search site except the one you chose finds
better Ada resource sites.

I'd suggest you change the search link on your web page to a better search

Side note: no search site hits, which is an excellent site
with LOTS of good information (and is constantly updated with timely

I've cc'ed Ann Brandon (the web "master").  Perhaps she can
make sure a search for "Ada Programming Language" hits the adaic site.

4. I would suggest putting that site directly on your web page -- it is the
most complete site I can find about Ada, and includes links to most every
other web page about Ada, even if searches don't find them normally.

Is it possible to put a link to the above page into the Ada
links page under "web sites"?

"Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen."
Steven Deller        Smooth Sailing LLC
410 757 6924         [log in to unmask]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Alan Brain
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 11:29 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Growing Up with a Little Help from the Worm
> Re: Comments on column Growing Up with a Little Help from the Worm
> Have a look at:
> <>
> Last updated 2 years ago. Nothing's changed, has it?  Of
> course this is a
> Developer's view, rather than a user's, so only a part is relevant.
> ( This message CC'd to Team Ada of the Association for
> Computing Machinery,
> Voices crying out in the Wilderness.  )