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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: Roger Racine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 14:47:31 +0100
Reply-To: Pascal Obry <[log in to unmask]>
From: Pascal Obry <[log in to unmask]>
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> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95) [mailto:[log in to unmask]]De
> la part de Roger Racine
> Envoyé : vendredi 3 décembre 1999 14:32
> À : [log in to unmask]
> Objet : Re: What the competition looks like
> This whole discussion does not say much for us Ada advocates.  It is very
> difficult to sell Ada when the keeper of the Ada repository truly believes
> it is not the right language to teach, because the tools are not up to his
> standards.
> Not only that, but it is difficult to argue that Ada is the most portable
> language, since an easy comeback is "What language is used for the
> compiler?".  The Intermetrics front end is in C.  The GNAT back end is in
> C.  "Why?"  Portability.

That is certainly not the explanation here.

I would say that the GNAT back end is in C because GNAT uses the GCC backend
which is in C, has always been in C and was in C many years before GNAT came
to life !


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