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"Hal Hart (Hal Hart)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 3 Apr 1997 16:43:16 -0800
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 My project needs to make a decision about the purchase of a
tailorable Ada standards checker.  I have perused recent vendor
literature and find that the only products appearing to fill the bill
are Ada-ASSURED (by GrammaTech in Ithaca, NY) and AdaMAT (by Dynamics
Research Corp. in Andover, MA).  I would appreciate it if other
recommendations were brought to my attention.  My memory was that
years ago there were several more code auditor products to choose
from, but I might be wrong.

The Ada-ASSURED tool is attractive because our project standards are a
careful instantiation of the SPC Ada style guide; the Ada-ASSURED
blurbs describe that it is specifically constructed to fit that guide
and the coding standard decisions one makes in instantiating it as a
project coding standard.  I am contacting both firms for specifics
about the extent and ease of tailoring supported, given that most
project standards make quite a few "arbitrary" decisions (including
between requirements & optional guidelines) deemed appropriate for the
setting of that particular project.  If I don't hear any better
"offers," I will probably proceed with acquiring Ada-ASSURED.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations and "testimonials" from
usage anyone can send me.  I will attempt to do a concise, non-
attributed summary back to these lists if signficantly more products
are brought to my attention.

        -- Hal

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