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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: "Carlisle, Martin" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 12:26:21 -0500
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"Carlisle, Martin" wrote:
> One of our faculty, Barry Fagin, is pursuing an Ada interface for
> programming the Lego Mindstorms.  My understanding is that his current idea
> is to translate Ada to NQC.  This route seems a lot simpler to me than
> attempting to complete the ECGS combination with GNAT.

I suppose it depends how large a subset he is planning to translate.
If he is expecting to translate full Ada, he would be wise to start
with an existing front end.

We also have a technology which might be relevant, an Ada 95 compiler
that uses optimized ANSI C as its intermediate representation.  This
might or might not be easier to use than GNAT as a starting point for
this effort.

Given the reported memory size, I can't quite imagine how a Java
Virtual Machine would fit.

> He is not a participant in this list, but can be reached at
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> --Martin
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> Martin C. Carlisle,
> Asst Prof of Computer Science
> US Air Force Academy
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-Tucker Taft   [log in to unmask]
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