Tue, 11 Mar 1997 11:31:43 -0500
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> (message from Chad
Bremmon on Tue, 11 Mar 1997 08:40:23 -0500)
Chad Bremmon said:
> The only place where I suggest an "Ada Mandate" is in interfaces.
> This is based a lot on discussions with Tucker Taft. I suggest
> the following take on Ada. "I (The DoD) need a service. Please
> provide the service. Oh by the way, provide an Ada interface to
> all key API's to your system. You can do it in any language you
Amen! But get testing to the binding in the contract. It would
save the government billions if we could establish that the interfaces
are really intended as a deliverable. A hardware ICD is usually
fairly well maintainded during a project, but the number of useful
software ICDs that are maintained is precious small. I was on one
contract (involving a client/server configuration) where the vendor
tried to convince us that the only software ICD was to the OS API.
Pulleze! If you really are using POSIX, I don't need three hundred
pages of direct quotes of the POSIX Ada binding, but I do need to know
the protocol the client uses to talk to the server.
Robert I. Eachus
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