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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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W. Wesley Groleau x4923
Fri, 7 Apr 2000 09:43:23 -0500
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I said:

> Went through the validation lists, but might have missed it:
> 1. Any validated Ada 95 compilers for Windows CE?
> 2. Ada 83 ?
> 3. Almost validated?
> 4. JVM for Windows CE?

Thanks to all who answered so far.

To make the need more clear:

 * existing product, very large,
 * mostly Ada 83 (C, Ada 95, Java, together total under 10%)
 * involves over a hundred intercommunicating programs on each host
 * several distributed databases (i.e., the hosts communicate changes
   in their local DBs to the other hosts via wire and radio),
 * lots of GUI widgets, most in Ada w/ X11R5 bindings, but a few in Java.
 * lots of math and decision-making under the hood

The powers that be are interested in porting parts of this to some
not-yet-identified hand-held device.  Palm Pilot-type devices are not
ruled out, but probably do not have enough pixels on their screens.

Hand-translating the Ada to some other language is not feasible.  I
realize the answer to #4 is definitely yes, making JGNAT or ObjectAda or
AppletMagic a possibility.  AverStar's Ada to C compiler is also a