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Tom Timberlake <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 17 Nov 1999 13:31:17 -0800
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Ada gets a bit of good press in the 11/8/99 issue of Gov't Computer News,
in an article on Software Development Tools pg 45.

"Ada, the required language for most DOD projects from 1991 through 1993,
is still strongly recommended for embedded systems and other defense work.
The Information Technology Standards Guidance V3.1, which is still in
effect, deprecates the use of C."
"The same document recommends against C++, stating: 'because the mechanics
of the C language are embedded in C++, it is susceptible to many of the
above noted difficultiew with C ...  Use of C++ for the development of
critical systems applications is not recommended.' "

The article also lists 9 Ada compiler vendors.

Tom Timberlake
The Boeing Company
Phantom Works Software
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