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Michael Stark <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 10:07:34 -0400
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At 10:37 PM -0500 3/14/97, Bill Beckwith wrote:
>Bikin' Bob wrote:
>> Daniel Wengelin wrote:
>> > Fellow Teamers,
>> <<snip>>
>> > Then comes a few unverified rumours that ObjectAda
>> > (or any of the other compilers that I have not personally used
>> > recently) barfs on the third level of generic instantiation, or
>> > something.
>> We've been using VADS Self for Win32 intensively for the past couple of
>> years, and it has problems that are caused by the use of generics.  I
>> won't go into details here on the list, if you want to know more, e-mail
>> me.
>> Even though I'm NOT a C/C++ proponent by any stretch of the imagination,
>> it doesn't seem to be helpful to our cause that a compiler that costs as
>> much as VADS, and that is held out to be the best available, has
>> problems such as we've seen here.
>I am very sympathetic to the problem you have experienced with VADS.
>However, if find that Ada programmers have much higher expectations
>of their compilers than C++ programmers.
>You just would believe how unbelievably bad some of the C++ compilers
>are when you use the features like templates and exceptions.  Since
>not all C++ compilers support these features many C++ programmers
>avoid these features.  GNAT passed g++ in quality a long time ago.
>And don't even get me started on the state of Java compilers right
>now ...
>-- Bill

Bill --

Appletmagic seems to be generating byte codes OK -- oh, that's right it's
an Ada compiler!


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