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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: Ed Falis <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 23:45:21 -0700
Reply-To: "Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]>
From: "Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]>
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To: Ed et al.
You are absolutely correct. This way our friends, who are Macintosh users,
can have an up to date Ada environment. It would also greatly facilitate
porting Ada products. The capacity to build HTML or better yet XML forms
would open up many markets.

Hypertext makes great sense for editors. For instance, subprogram text that
is common to the specification and body could be linked. This would
facilitate making them match. Besides being able to quickly navigate between
the specification and body, it would be elegant to open a withed package by
clicking on it.

Yours truly,
Bob Leif, Ph.D.

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From:   Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95) [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Ed Falis
Sent:   Tuesday, July 14, 1998 9:19 PM
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Subject:        Re: GUI components
Ed Falis Wrote
Of course, yet another option would be to learn enough about the Java APIs,
use either a bytcode generator like appletmagic, objectada and soon Gnat, or
native binding to it like Shayne Flint's AdaJNI (
works with both objectada and gnat for native applications that start and
call a
Java VM for GUI and other capabilities (won't hurt the career prospects to
those API's either).

- Ed Falis