Tue, 15 Dec 1998 18:00:33 -0800
Tucker Taft wrote:
> Here is a possible replacement paragraph which tries to move
> beyond the safety-critical, to the business-critical. Is
> it an improvement?
> When there is no room for error...
> Choose Ada.
TUCK: I very much like this, probably more than anything else I've read
in this tread. It avoids any of the feature-specific or
single-property-specific buzzwords in many recent msgs that allow
misinterpretation of converses (i.e., Ada's not good for anything except
this). I doubt that anyone would admit their goal is to write code with
errors, but I surely won't mind turning them off to Ada if errors are
their goal or are even marginally acceptable. I think part of Ada's
problem has been the over-hype in the 80's as Ada being good for
everything, and this slogan and most others suggested this week appear
to avoid that over-sell and get down to easy-to-demonstrate benefits of
Ada. You know I have always liked the "high reliability" and "when
failure is not an option" phrases, and your new slogan subsumes them
nicely, IMO. --hh