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X-To: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 11:52:35 -0600
From: Scott Edgerton <[log in to unmask]>
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This list you have posted is significant.  It drives home a very important fact
that is seldom said in so few words.  Ada is being used in many significant
applications in many industries.  This says that Ada is (and will remain) a good
language choice for significant applications.  It will also serve to quell fears
that support for Ada tools and finding software engineers with Ada experience
will be a future problem.  I know of no other source of information that can say
this without great length and detail.

Scott Edgerton

Disclaimer: I speak for myself and not my employer.

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Subject:    Ada project summary updated
Author: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
Date:       12/24/1999 3:58 PM

Hi all,

I've put an updated version of the Ada project list online.
Thanks to various people who've given me tips, there are
some new listings and a number of new or corrected links.
As always, please help make this list as complete and
accurate as possible; it's good for all of us.

Note the longer list of defense projects. Historically I've
tried to emphasize nondefense Ada successes, to dispel the
myth that Ada is used "only" in defense. Ironically, with
the end of the DoD Ada contracting policy (which we often call
the "mandate"), we now have to contend with the myth that Ada
is "not even" used in defense. So I've decided to include
defense projects in the list, especially those that are current
and not just "legacy" projects, and especially where a web link
is available.

Have a look at

Thanks for your help and interests; best wishes for happy holidays!

Mike Feldman