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Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 1 Aug 2000 04:26:59 -0400
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No, I'm not advocating dropping Ada ... there's still a need in some niches,
like the airplanes I'm concerned with at work.  It's just that VB is now
entering domains where Ada used to be the only choice, and if the Ada
does not react, then Ada will weaken.

Richard Conn, Principal Investigator
Reuse Tapestry

-----Original Message-----
From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Craig Spannring
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 12:38 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Ada, Linux, and Pocket PCs

Andrew Logue writes:
 > (I have made several
 > unsuccessful attempts to unsubscribe and am hoping that I will be kicked
 > out for publicly flaming Mr. Spanning)

That was certainly the gentlest flaming I've ever gotten.

 > Richard Conn is correct in his view that Ada needs more public backing
 > to survive.

Yes, Ada does need more public backing, but the past 6 months or so,
Richard seems to be advocating droping Ada and using Visual Basic
instead.  Now maybe Visual Basic is the greatest thing every and maybe
it's not, but this list IS NOT TEAM-MICROSOFT and Visual Basic
advocacy belongs elsewhere.

 Life is short.                  | Craig Spannring
      Bike hard, ski fast.       | [log in to unmask]
 Any sufficiently horrible technology is indistinguishable from Perl.