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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: Stanley Allen <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 20:14:15 +0200
Reply-To: Jerry van Dijk <[log in to unmask]>
From: Jerry van Dijk <[log in to unmask]>
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> So, what is the purpose of the Ada 95 Information Systems Annex?

To provide an alternative (the only, I think) to writing in either
Cobol or PL/I. (There are exellent Cobol environments for
the PC environment, BTW).

> And why do so many businesses depend on financial calculations on
> PC's running Excel programmed using VBA?

My perspective is probably skewed since I worked extensively
for banks and insurance companies. I never encountered
a situation where any kind of real calculation or bookkeeping
was done on PC's or in any other language than Cobol or