Wed, 10 Dec 1997 22:20:45 -0600
Terry J. Westley wrote:
> I've recently begun learning how to write Java applets
> in Ada using Aonix ObjectAda and AppletMagic translators.
> For those of you just starting this adventure, I've made
> up a set of web pages which demonstrate several applets,
> explain the lessons I learned writing each one, and
> provide the Ada source code.
Very neat! This will be helpful to me as I am
just learning the Ada/Java stuff.
I have three suggestions:
1) Please post this to comp.lang.ada, comp.lang.java,
2) Do something in Ada/Java that can't be done in
Java alone, like generics. One of the "missing
features" of Java for the C++ programmer is
templates. If one wants to use templates one
could always use Ada.
3) Exhibit a comparison between Ada/Java and Java
alone that shows how the Ada version is more
reliable because of Ada's more powerful type
system (notice that I don't use the rather flat
turn-off phrase: "strongly typed" language).
Tucker Taft has often spoken of errors that
Java compilers don't catch which the Ada-to-
Java compilers do catch; it would be neat
to show an example.
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