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From: Jon Prescott <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 14:34:57 +0000
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  Hi there,

WIll the person who is looking for ada type jobs in the Belgium area check 
Jobserve - i get it daily and my problem is that i am in Texas and am 
waitingto get an HSMP work permit, which is a real bow-wow so far with all 
the baloney, red tape, etc...   or let me know how to get you connecvted ?


>From: Colin Paul Gloster <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: Ada to help with "Multi-Core Paradigm Shift"?
>Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 12:11:50 +0200
>On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Dirk Craeynest emailed:
>Even though some argue that low-level thread programming is not the way
>to go to develop multi-core applications, [..]"
>I am involved with a consortium which had used such an argument to
>successfully secure funding from the European Commission for networks on
>chips. The compiler vendor in the consortium unfortunately sells compilers
>which are only for supposedly "ANSI-C code, possibly extended with
>user-defined data types and operators using C++ classes and operator
>overloading". As is typical with C vendors, actually reading what is
>written by the vendor when it claims to adhere to the standard reveals
>that it fails to conform to the ANSI standard: it sells a compiler which
>"supports the built-in data types of the C language and allows to map them
>onto the data types supported by the processor hardware. In addition,
>thanks to the support of C++ classes, the compiler offers the flexibility
>to introduce custom data types in the source program. For example,
>fixed-point data types occurring in DSP applications can be supported
>easily, without having to resort to nonstandard C language extensions (as
>is required in some other compilers)."
>Dirk Craeynest wrote:
>"Can we do anything to make Ada more visible in that domain?
>Should we respond to those papers, announcements, etc, suggesting
>to also look at Ada with its long track record of successful
>multi-threaded applications?"
>"Any volunteers, who have a "good pen" to write eloquent, brief,
>and to the point reactions?
>Not I.
>">>> Looking for Ada-related jobs, reachable from Leuven, Belgium <<<"
>Good luck with that search as well.