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"Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 01:35:09 +0000
"Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Rick Duley <[log in to unmask]>
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Hi Teamers

Sorry I was not very specific.  The accusation I hear is based on the fact 
that the JAVA SDK comes with a huge collection of pre-defined classes; some 
for GUI work, most for a vast range of functions.  Our freshmen select from 
this collection and combine their selections in other classes.  This is 
called Object-oriented Programming :(

The accusation is that Ada has no such collection (actually, most people 
believe that OOP is impossible in Ada).

I have downloaded CLAW which holds out promise for GUI work although it 
lacks documentation.  Also, the current GNAT compiler is not listed among 
its compatibilities.  GtkAda works but its implementation for Windows 
appears to be something of an afterthought berining consequent restrictions. 
  My experience of Booch components is that they are subroutines rather than 

What else is around?

Rick Duley
School of Engineering Science
Murdoch University, Perth,
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>From: Chris Sparks <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Chris Sparks <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Class Library for Ada OOP
>Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 06:07:32 -0700
>What exactly are you looking for?
>>Hi Teamers
>>One of the Ada-criticisms I frequently endure is that, unlike JAVA,
>>Ada has no OOP libraries to draw on.
>>Are there some?
>>Rick Duley
>>School of Engineering Science
>>Murdoch University, Perth,
>>Western Australia                    .-_|\
>>  /     \
>>aussie :    0409 106 049      perth *_.-._/
>>o'seas : +61 409 106 049                 v
>>(Lawbooks) "... the largest body
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>>            ever created by the human race."
>>                                John Lindsey

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