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From: Bob Leif

To: Team-Ada
I never believed in be kind to Java or C++. However, the best way to show
Ada is to demonstrate interoperability.  The Aonix-AverStar and ACT
compilers can be demonstrated to run the same source text and perhaps also
the native compilers.

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From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
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Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 2:42 PM
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Subject: Re: Languages for JVM programming


[log in to unmask] quoted and then wrote:

>The February 2000 issue of Java Developer's Journal includes the first
>installment of a new column called "Programming Languages for the JVM".
The
>author (Rick Hightower) plans to cover scripting languages such as JPython
>and
>Scheme in the first few installments but the he includes an invitation for
>readers to tell him about their favorite language for JVM programming.
>This may
>be a way for the developers and users of ObjectAda and JGNAT to introduce
>Ada to
>a large base of Java developers.

I think a winning approach would be to go easy on the Ada Advocacy and
heavy on the Product Advocacy.  If two successive columns take opposite
positions regarding which is the best Ada implementation for the JVM
it would make people think about which they favored, or what the question
was, and turn the Ada "sell" into a stealth "soft sell".

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