Fri, 17 Jan 2003 15:31:09 -0700
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Roger Racine wrote:
> I am the software task lead for a new project. I (of course)
> selected Ada as the language, to decrease the cost and schedule risk
> for this part of the project. Unfortunately, as soon as the top
> three people (Program Manager, Technical Director, and a systems
> engineer) at my company found out about it, they immediately thought
> I had increased the risk, and asked for justification for using what
> was thought to be unproven technology.
What technology do they consider "proven"?
> It did help to show that the front end was used by many compiler
> vendors (and all targets for the required vendor's Ada compilers) and
> the back end is used by the vendor's C compiler (which is well
C is proven technology. Proven to increase errors and costs, compared to
"Sheriff murdered, crops burned, stores looted,
people stampeded, and cattle raped."