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Mike Brenner <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 8 Jan 1998 13:33:27 -0500
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Samual Mize >  Common, cheap/free Ada compilers for home computers
            > have only become available recently.  ACT was founded
            > in August of 1994, and other vendors reacted to their
            > market presence.  Meanwhile, you can get a C
            > compiler for anything above a 4-function calculator.

One can read FOR HOME COMPUTERS to mean DOS, as one possible example.

            > Ada has just recently penetrated the colleges.  A lot
            > of freeware is done, or starts, as college projects;
            > consider the X windows system.

Yes. However, this is by exceptional professors. Most professors
waste their student's work.

            > The compilers, community size, and college penetration
            > are improving.  I hope to see a lot more Ada freeware
            > in the future.