TEAM-ADA Archives

Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy

TEAM-ADA@LISTSERV.ACM.ORG

Options: Use Classic View

Use Proportional Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Jacob Sparre Andersen <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 7 Apr 1999 17:50:22 +0200
text/plain (36 lines)
Roger:

[...]

> >Are you sure the real reason is that they need data to prove
> >that a pure Ada project is cheaper than a non-Ada project?
>
> Quite sure.

:-(

> I was told that none of the software could be written in Ada,
> even if it came as part of a COTS product.

The latter restriction doesn't make sense. Isn't the whole
idea with COTS software that you never see the source code
and that you definitely don't care about such details as
programming language? The software just has to work and the
should include a life-time service contract in the price.

> I believe at least part of the
> reason is that this manager thinks that Ada-knowledgeable people are too
> scarce to be able to maintain the system for a reasonable cost.

We all know that there aren't as many (active) Ada
programmers as C programmers, but since it is pretty cheap
to educate good Ada programmers that shouldn't matter.

Jacob

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--  Jacob Sparre Andersen     --  E-mail: [log in to unmask]  --
--  National Laboratory Risų  --  Phone.: (+45) 46 77 51 23               --
--  Systems Analysis          --  Fax...: (+45) 46 77 51 99               --
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

ATOM RSS1 RSS2