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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 11:54:50 -0500
Reply-To: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
From: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
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In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> from "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" at Dec 02, 1999 11:36:34 AM
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> > Another big problem with Microsoft and Ada -- they're not into
> > standardization.  You can pretty much guarantee that a Microsoft Ada would
> > have additional features not permitted by the standard and would ignore
> > features that are required by the standard.  See Visual C++ for numerous
> > examples.
>
> And then they'd answer compatibility complaints with, "That's because
> those other guys are not compliant with our standard."
>
Q: How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a light bulb?

A: None - Microsoft just declared that darkness is the new standard.

(sorry, couldn't resist this old one...:-))

Mike

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