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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 10:57:53 -0400
Reply-To: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
From: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
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In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> from "Brashear, Phil" at Jul 11, 2000 07:06:59 AM
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[said Phil]
> I'd love to get a copy of that flyer.  Can you help?
> I contacted Microsoft a couple of years ago about certifying their compilers
> and was pretty much snubbed.  The people I talked to indicated that they
> were interested in providing what their customers wanted RATHER THAN
> conformance to standards.  (Opinion: Microsoft wants to define STANDARD as
> OUR WAY. End Opinion)
> Phil
Sorry, I can't resist...

Q: How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: No need to change it; Microsoft just declared that the new
   standard is darkness.


Mike Feldman