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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "Robert I. Eachus" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 11:36:24 -0400
In-Reply-To: <Pine.3.89.9705041757.A6693-0100000@netcom6> (message from AdaWorks on Sun, 4 May 1997 17:26:35 -0700)
Reply-To: "Robert I. Eachus" <[log in to unmask]>
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  Richard said:

  > Just back from Software Technology Conference. The C++ and Java
  > languages are making real inroads into the DoD software development
  > now that the "mandate" is abrogated.  However, I met many people who
  > are still convinced that Ada is the correct choice for software
  > development when failure is not an option.

  > Howabout, "Ada. When failure is not an option."

  Not one to start religious wars, but it is amazing what you find in
the Bible.  Howabout:

  "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:  it shall
not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper _in_the_thing_ whereto I sent it."

                            -- Isaiah 55:11 (King James version)

   If God says he doesn't use C++ for OOP when he wants things to
work, I'll take His word for it.  (I ran into this because a partial
quote was in a hymn at chuch a few weeks back.  I had to run down the
reference.  I even thought about using it as a .sig, but figured most
people wouldn't understand it.)

                                        Robert I. Eachus

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