> [log in to unmask] wrote:
> >Undoubtedly you all know that Uncle Sam funded the original NYU-based
> >work on GNAT.
> >Perhaps you're not all aware that the original ObjectAda front end was
> >developed by Intermetrics in the guise of the AJPO-sponsored "Academic
> >Ada" project; Thomson (later Aonix) became the commercializer thereof.
> >If memory serves, the U.S. taxpayers' investment was in the
> >neighborhood of a few million dollars in each system; this teeny bit
> >of seed money has given rise to successful projects under both models.
> >(Well, successful as Ada goes, anyway. :-))
> I presume that would be:
> Ada model: few planes built but none of them crash
> Microsoft model: a billion planes built, of which only a million crash
Yeah, something like that...