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Kees de LezenneCoulander <[log in to unmask]>
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Kees de LezenneCoulander <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 8 Dec 1997 16:40:10 -0500
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Philippe Waroquiers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>So, we would like to find as many references as possible of
>  * new projects using Ada95
>  * projects that have converted from Ada83 to Ada95 (even without
>    using a lot of Ada95 features).
>Ideally, we would like to find projects similar to our projects
>(non-military, non-embedded, european).
>If you are an Ada95 user, please reply to this post (if it
>can be public).
>Send us a private e-mail (if it cannot be public).

     I have already supplied a considerable amount of information
privately to Philippe in the aftermath of the Ada-Belgium Seminar
just over a week ago. For the benefit of others, I will post a
condensed version here.

     At A.D.S.E. we are developing a suite of programmes for use
during the preliminary design process of aircraft. This encompasses
calculation/estimation of mass, aerodynamics, engine performance,
aircraft performance, etc. The level of detail goes well beyond the
minimum required for the purpose, and is particularly suitable for
design analysis. The programmes are intended to be used for
internal studies and in support of customer work.

     All programmes are in Ada 95, with development being done on a PC
using GNAT for IBM OS/2. As they are all command-line programmes with
very few system or compiler-dependent calls, they should be able to run
on almost anything with a suitable Ada 95 compiler with very little
conversion effort.

     The people involved with the development effort have previously
worked at Fokker Aircraft, and as such have extensive experience with
similar programmes written in Ada 83 and Fortran. Development is by no
means complete, but the core programmes are up and running, and at
least usable for internal purposes. If past experience is anything to
go by, programmes like these are never finished, as there is always
something to change and update.

                                  Kees de Lezenne Coulander
  C.M. de Lezenne Coulander
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