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> ...it is a big mistake in my view
> for the Ada community to continue to emphasize only long-term savings while
> ignoring short-term issues.  It is pretty clear that time to market is
> the most important criteria in most commercial software development
> activities these days.   I believe that Ada can be used in a prototyping
> mode, and still provide significant benefits, in ease of debugging,
> ease of reading, compile-time error detection, etc.

I strongly agree with this.

All the supposed technical trade-offs of Ada-vs.-whatever:

    long-term vs. short-term
    large-scale vs. small-scale
    "mission-critical" vs. ??? (What?  An alpha-test demo?)
    real-time vs. non-real-time
    etc...

are myths, and it's not productive in the long run to play to them.

Best regards,

--

Mark Lundquist
Senior Software Engineer
Rational Software
Development Solutions Business Unit
UNIX Suites Group
Aloha, OR, USA

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