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Pascal Obry <[log in to unmask]>
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Pascal Obry <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 9 Apr 1998 09:34:59 +0200
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> -----Message d'origine-----
> De:   Hassett [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Date: jeudi 9 avril 1998 04:42
> A:    [log in to unmask]
> Objet:        Compilation speed data available?
>
> On a mailing list concerned with another programming language (but not a
> very well-known one*), the following comment appeared today:
>
> > If you want to see a really slow compiler I suggest
> > you try using ADA (yuk!) if you haven't already.
>
> I suspect this may be based on not-very-current experience, and I would
> like to provide some solid evidence that Ada compilers need not be slow.

Maybe or maybe not... But I found this not to be the problem.

I really prefer a slow compiler that does a good job. Sure you can compile
1_000 asm lines faster than 1_000 Ada lines... But are you willing to
stay all the night in front of your computer to finish the job... Sure not !

So the main idea is more a language gives you a high level of abstraction
more work does it have to build your program, but less work *you* have
to write it.

So the time to count is :

        - conception time +
        - writing time +
        - compile time +
        - debuging time +
        - maintenance time

And with this scheme I'm pretty sure that Ada beats a lot of others languages...

Just my opinion,
Pascal.

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