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From: "David C. Hoos, Sr." <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 16:49:41 -0600
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When I responded to Nick, I forgot to include the rest of Team Ada.  Sorry.

----- Original Message -----
From: David C. Hoos, Sr. <[log in to unmask]>
To: Nick Roberts <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 1999 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: "OS in Ada" project promoting Ada

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Nick Roberts <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, November 18, 1999 11:49 AM
> Subject: "OS in Ada" project promoting Ada
> > Some of you may be aware that some volunteers and I have initiated a
> > project, called "AdaOS" at the moment, to build a complete operating
> > system written (mainly) in Ada. The URL is at the bottom of this
> > message.
> >
> > Please find below an extract from my latest post to the AdaOS project
> > 'chat' page.
> >
> <large snip>
> >
> > I would appreciate advice about how best to make this project serve the
> > interests of the Ada community, and to promote the language, and, I
> > suppose, the philosophy of good software engineering that lies behind
> > the language.
> >
> Just a personal opinion, Nick (aren't all opinions personal?), but I think
> the
> interests of the Ada community are best served by writing "some fairly
> serious
> application software in Ada" (to plagiarize a phrase) that demonstrates
> reliability, portability, ease of interfacing to other languages, better
> abstraction,
> etc., etc., of Ada, and have that application run on several widely-used
> OSs.
> Methinks trying to popularize a fairly unpopular language, and get people
> step up to a new OS with few applications would not only be infinitely
> difficult, but much less likely to succeed.
> Respectfully,
> David C. Hoos, Sr.
> with