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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Chad Bremmon <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 5 May 2000 17:33:11 -0500
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It's amazing to me how we get some good ada "press" and we still complain
that it's not good enough.

Maybe if we in the Ada community could be "nice" we'd have a better

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-----Original Message-----
From: Harbaugh, John S [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2000 3:12 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: F-22? Ada can do!

Great, it's easy to port Ada83 to and Ada95 compiler.  Big deal!  There is
absolutely no mention of Ada's support for their million line system,
reduced defect rates, or worker productivity.  I got the impression that
they used Ada 'cause they were told to.  As is typical of the modern
manager/coach, they are much more interested is team interaction and
migration plans than the technology.

Just my two cents, and certainly not the views or opinions of The Boeing
Company.  ;-)

        - John Harbaugh

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> From:         Criley, Marc A[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To:     Criley, Marc A
> Sent:         Friday, May 05, 2000 11:05 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      F-22? Ada can do!
> The topic of this month's edition of Crosstalk
> ( is "F-22 Into the
> Future". The article on "F-22 Software Risk Reduction" by Beverly Moody,
> Avionics Software Block Lead,   covers a broad range of topics and says
> about Ada:
> "Ada 83 will continue to be the primary language used on the F-22 (80-85
> percent) for the foreseeable future since much of the code is already
> complete. Some teams are looking at migrating their Ada 83 code to Ada 95
> since most of the new compilers are based on Ada 95.  To date, needed
> code changes have been trivial and the migrations fairly straightforward.
> The promise of the portability of Ada has been validated by several
> programs."
> That last line is just one of those nice, matter-of-fact Ada-can-do
> statements that one likes to see :-)
> Marc A. Criley
> Software Architect
> Lockheed Martin M&DS