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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 08:17:44 -0500
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> > necessary to use assembly language with Ada in time-critical areas.
> >
> >    Sometimes true, but in general, see
> >
> I would have thought that if you needed assembler at all you would
> need it whatever the HOL (temporarily admitting C to that class :)

Well, C being much closer to assembler, it's possible to do more "clever
tricks" than Ada.  On the other hand, the URL I gave shows that a good Ada
optimizer may be able to do more than the hand-assembler.

And even if true, the need for assembler in one area doesn't require you
to use an inferior language in other areas.