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Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
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Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 10 Mar 2001 21:51:13 -0500
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[said Larry]
>
> [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...

Mike

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