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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "Harbaugh, John S" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 13:12:03 -0700
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Great, it's easy to port Ada83 to and Ada95 compiler.  Big deal!  There is absolutely no mention of Ada's support for their million line system, reduced defect rates, or worker productivity.  I got the impression that they used Ada 'cause they were told to.  As is typical of the modern manager/coach, they are much more interested is team interaction and migration plans than the technology.

Just my two cents, and certainly not the views or opinions of The Boeing Company.  ;-)

        - John Harbaugh

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> From:         Criley, Marc A[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To:     Criley, Marc A
> Sent:         Friday, May 05, 2000 11:05 AM
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> Subject:      F-22? Ada can do!
> The topic of this month's edition of Crosstalk
> ( is "F-22 Into the
> Future". The article on "F-22 Software Risk Reduction" by Beverly Moody, the
> Avionics Software Block Lead,   covers a broad range of topics and says this
> about Ada:
> "Ada 83 will continue to be the primary language used on the F-22 (80-85
> percent) for the foreseeable future since much of the code is already
> complete. Some teams are looking at migrating their Ada 83 code to Ada 95
> since most of the new compilers are based on Ada 95.  To date, needed source
> code changes have been trivial and the migrations fairly straightforward.
> The promise of the portability of Ada has been validated by several
> programs."
> That last line is just one of those nice, matter-of-fact Ada-can-do
> statements that one likes to see :-)
> Marc A. Criley
> Software Architect
> Lockheed Martin M&DS