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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Roger Racine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 10:11:09 -0400
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At 07:50 AM 4/7/1999 , Jacob Sparre Andersen wrote:
>> I was rather shocked to learn that the Navy (at least for one program) is
>> requiring that all software -not- be written in Ada.  I asked if that
>> included COTS, and, at least from a second-hand source, the answer was
>Are you sure the real reason is that they need data to prove
>that a pure Ada project is cheaper than a non-Ada project?

Quite sure.  I was told that none of the software could be written in Ada,
even if it came as part of a COTS product.  I believe at least part of the
reason is that this manager thinks that Ada-knowledgeable people are too
scarce to be able to maintain the system for a reasonable cost.

Roger Racine