This seems a rather narrow minded attitude.
Even if GNAT is the only Ada 95 compiler ( are you real sure?) the
LinuxWorld event and Open Source software in general are major areas for the
championing of ideas regarding software technology.
For the ARA to dismiss Linux simply leaves more areas that Java, C/C++, and
the next "strongly-hyped" language to flourish.
William L. Dale
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> Subject: RE: Lamenting Ada
> > The LinuxWorld Expo [ http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/index.html ] will
> be in
> > San Jose from August 14-17th. They have a specific track on Languages.
> > Can the ARA support a booth, track event and/or BOF session on Ada 95
> > Languages and Technologies? I'd be glad to assist.
> > We are missing a great place to show off what Ada can do under Linux.
> At the moment, only GNAT runs on Linux. Hence, ARA has been supporting
> the SIGAda booth more at platform-independent shows like Embedded Systems.
> However, the ACT folks are obviously quite interested in the Linux market,
> I suspect they may already have plans for a booth there. I suggest
> you contact them to see what they have in mind.
> > William L. Dale
> > "'E'commerce is not life and death. If it was,
> > it would be coded in Ada." - Dean Esposito - Team-Ada
> > Lockheed Martin, Space Systems Company,
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