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"Davenport, Darren" <[log in to unmask]>
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Davenport, Darren
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 10:24:36 -0600
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DIA suffers from very poor traffic flow design.  It has a single way
(train) of getting from the terminal to the B and C concourses which of
course means that there is a single point of failure when the trains go
down.  Consequently, alternatives are now being explored which will
mitigate the huge flaw such as opening up other tunnels for pedestrian
use.  Software really has little to do with this and most of the recent
train failures (5 or so since April) have been due to hardware problems.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert I. Eachus [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 9:56 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Assistance needed
> At 09:20 AM 7/28/98 +1000, Dale Stanbrough wrote:
> >I believe the Denver airport baggage snafu was due more to design
> flaws
> >than any particular language issue (i.e. the same problems would have
> >surfaced even if it was programmed in Ada).
>     Yes, but from experience, the design problems would have surfaced
> much
> sooner.  This is both the strength and weakness of Ada.  It makes you
> ask
> the hard questions when lots of people don't want to hear them.
>                                         Robert I. Eachus
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