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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Paul D Stachour <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 14:58:01 -0500
In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> from "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" at Jun 9, 99 00:14:40 am
Reply-To: Paul D Stachour <[log in to unmask]>
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>    Wes wrote:
> I have spent less then 45 hours porting 17,000 files from Apex to GNAT.

In comparison, I know one C++ product, about 200_000 SLOC, which was
fully functional on platform "A".  This includes an unknown number
of SLOC in vendor's libraries, also written in/from C++, which took
1 person 3 months to "convert" to platform "B".  This person is smart,
and works in an organization where almost all of the software engineers
have a M.S. in Computer Science/Software Engineering and 5+ years
of experience in difficult systems.  Yet it took all that time and
effort.   Someone I know who works there tells me that over half
of the "defects" he found in the process would have been trivially
prevented by the Ada language facilities used in a "reasonable"
(no advanced) manner.

..Paul S.