At 08:05 AM 1/16/01 -0800, Tom Timberlake wrote:
. . .
> >It would be nice to have a design language or modeling tool that could
> >visually describe the
> >architecture of an entire system -- including all types of design elements
> >-- in a uniform way.
> >Although such a design language or modeling tool does not currently exist,
> >there is an
> >implementation language that maps surprisingly well to the elements of the
> >universal design
> >pattern: Ada95. The popular object-oriented language C++, on the other
> >hand, performs rather
> >poorly when it comes to implementing data flow managers and I/O servers.

Yes, I have always found it VERY STRANGE that people who are gung ho about
"Object Oriented" don't have the least bit of a problem using a language
(C++, Java) that offers virtually no language support for data
modeling.  But then, I DO understand that, to a large part, that is because
their C.S. education was so weak on the importance of data modeling.  :)

sro

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