>As for browsers, rewriting either Netscape or Internet Explorer in their
>present form would be a mistake. However, the creation of a well engineered
>environment in Ada that included: a XML rendering system, a Window manager,
>and a combined internal-external file manager could be a killer application.
>It should also a very significant part of an operating system written in
IMHO This last sentence is the crux of the matter - if you are layering Ada
applications on top of an unreliable operating system (say Windows 2.0, 3.0,
3.1, 3.11, 95, 95OSR2, 98, 98SE, NT, 2000), it is very easy to produce an
application that isn't necessarily significantly more reliable than what you're
trying to replace.