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Head David P DLVA <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 08:50:44 -0400
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I think a C (better: C++) to Ada translator would be _the_ killer app that
the Ada world has been searching for.  One that _works_, one that is _free_,
might even see instant ports of C++ code to Ada just as a test to catch the
sort of bugs that Ada is famous for being able to catch and C/C++ is famous
for causing programmers failures.

Dave Head

> -----Original Message-----
> From: JF Harrison [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 3:52 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Decline of Ada popularity (was Re: Proposal :
> For-Loop...)
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pascal Obry" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2001 11:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Decline of Ada popularity (was Re: Proposal :
> For-Loop...)
> >
> > All in all, Toshitaka, I agree with you here. My reaction was more
> regarding
> > the Net life of Ada. I think that Ada has never been so alive in the
> Internet
> > community. This is important because more and more projects
> are beeing
> > done. Most (all ?) of them using GNU/Ada and here we agree,
> GNAT is very
> > good for the Ada community.
>
> I think it would be Very Good for the community of someone
> could finish the
> work of c2ada, and make it both complete and free.  I write
> this after your
> comment about GNAT, since I think it could be offered both as
> a free public
> version and as a professional version with consultation.  I
> would prefer to
> see ACT pick this up since they could just package it with
> GNAT and help
> projects migrate away from C towards GNU/Ada95.  If the same
> could be done
> for C++ it would help migrate a lot of professional projects
> to Ada as well.
>
> What I'd like to see is something that could convert the
> Common Lisp source
> or Perl 5 source into GNAT-compilable Ada95 in one pass.
> Entire open source
> communities could be suceptible to "Ada conversion"  if such
> a tool existed.
> Vive le Revolution!
>

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