Tue, 15 Dec 1998 05:30:35 -0800
Alan E & Carmel J Brain's message of "Tue, 15 Dec 1998 22:28:46
How about something a little more prosaic, like:
Zap them bugs! Use Ada
Squash bugs dead! Use Ada
Who's got the time to fix it? Use Ada
Really, I don't mind the safety-critical, high-integrity angle. But it
would be nice to develop grass-roots support for Ada among those who
aren't necessarily in that domain.
I have a hypothesis that programmers use the language they know, no
matter what the domain, and make whatever circuitous justifications are
necessary in order to rationalize that choice of language.
I think we should market ourselves to the GNU/Linux community.
Also, GNU/Hurd seems like an Ada opportunity. It isn't done yet, and
daemons can be written independently of each other. Is there some piece
of GNU/Hurd that we can write in Ada? Can we coordinate this with FSF
We got your Linux right here! Use Ada
Don't throw away your C. Call it...from Ada.
GNAT: It's not a bug, it's a bug-killer.
Ada's Definitely Accessible
Actively Developing Ada
Alan E & Carmel J Brain <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Jerry van Dijk wrote:
> > > When your software has to fly...
> > > Choose Ada.
> > >
> > > Ada is the language of the International Space Station, Boeing jets,
> > > world-wide Air Traffic Control, and the French TGV high-speed train.
> > etc.
> > My first impression is: obviously a great language for safety critical
> > applications. We do not build safety critical applications, so... we
> > stick to C++ (or JAVA, or...)
> > Does anyone else get the same impression or is this just me again ?
> I got the same impresssion. We need something like....
> When you need software On Time and Under Budget
> Choose Ada
> Programmer productivity in Ada is at least as high as
> other OOP languages such as C++. You get more Function Points
> per Dollar, less Re-Testing, Higher Reusability.
> Robust, Industrial-strength Compilers are cheap (some are
> Copyleft Free) and you don't need a million expensive tools
> for bounds checking - the compiler does that for you
> And that means a better bottom line.
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