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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 08:56:34 -0500
Reply-To: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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> ..... implemented good 70s level Fortran and
> Cobol system designs using Ada syntax.  ......

You could easily add C and perhaps other to that list.  Sometimes they used
the syntax of their "native" language as far as the Ada compiler would let them.

   if (a = b) then ...

I even saw a system where someone "complied" with the mandate by writing a
package that allowed all his other packages to look like LISP even though
they were acceptable by an Ada compiler.

> .... a 10GB data mart that uses Ada direct_io very flexibly
> and cost effectively both as a multi-dimensional datacube and as a data
> mining engine.

Have you written something up for the "success stories" at HBAP or
elsewhere?  Or would you rather keep your competitive advantage obscure?  :-)