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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: Peter Hermann <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 14:09:46 -0400
Reply-To: Stephen Leake <[log in to unmask]>
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Peter Hermann <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> <snip rather odd tirade>
> At best, the Java platform supports not true language neutrality but rather language replacement. There is a big difference
> between language neutrality and language replacement.
> With a language neutral platform, one can choose between any number of languages, mixing and matching based on the
> needs of a given project. This is one of the defining strengths of the Microsoft .NET platform.

Using the JVM target, I can compile Ada95 code that calls classes that
were compiled from Eiffel or Java source code. How is that "language
replacement"? Sounds like "language neutral" to me.

-- Stephe