Thu, 8 Jan 1998 13:33:27 -0500
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.