In all honesty, folks, I DID send that last message BEFORE I read Stephen's reply. My sense of turning the clock forward, however, was not so much in terms of "time of conception" as in looking forward to modern programming language concepts. Other than classes, there is almost nothing modern about Java. Wes G. made the point well r.e. int vs float. Such power! :) At 05:25 PM 1/31/01 -0500, Stephen Leake wrote: >Ian Sommerville <[log in to unmask]> writes: > > > I never think that there's much point in trying to stop bandwagons of > > this type. People are now realising that Java has severe limitations > > but we won't turn the clock back to Ada. > >"Back"? Ada 95 is _newer_ than Java. Try turning the clock forward! S. Ron Oliver, semi-retired professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. www.csc.calpoly.edu/~sroliver caress Corporation is proud to be the U.S. representative for Top Graph'X, developers of high quality software components, using Ada. For more information, check out www.topgraphx.com. Tired of sucky software! ? Check out www.caressCorp.com and follow the links to software sucks and The Oliver Academy.