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Bill Taylor <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 09:17:08 -0000
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>    When you need software On Time and Under Budget
>                      Choose Ada

There is a danger that such a claim will undermine the credibility of the
other (stronger) claims for Ada.
It appears far too naive.

Using Ada is no guarantee of delivering on time and under budget, just as
using another language is no guarantee of failure to deliver on time and
within budget (but it certainly helps!).

Choosing an appropriate process is far more significant in this respect than
choice of language.
Poor management, poor process, poor design will never bring a project in on
time and under budget, whatever language is chosen.

Ada should be part of an overall strategy to develop reliable, predictable,
safe software.

Bill Taylor
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