I felt it was time to open up a new topic. Bob Leif, as usual, "gets one going". :) >From: Bob Leif >To: Ron Oliver et al. >The real question is what can be done to fix the process of selecting >software development tools? C++ and Java are only illustrations of the >problem. The long term solution is NOT to sell Ada; it is to sell >statistical process control, which in turn will sell Ada. I'm sure most or all of us agree. >Engineering executives are supposed to make decisions on facts --not hype. Now I know you are dreaming!! "Engineering executives" can only make decisions on the basis of what their "engineering EXPERTS" tell them. The problem is to get these EXPERTS to do their job. That is quite a different matter. >From: Bob Leif >To: Ron Oliver, Randy Brukardt et al. >The JVM besides being ubiquitous has one great advantage. It has been built >as an integrated circuit. Since these chips are really computer codes, you >want to enhance a JVM with new instructions to make it an excellent Ada >chip. A 32 bit or better yet 64 bit enhanced JVM for Ada should be a >speed-daemon. I believe that is exactly what our friend Stephane Richard suggested, and Randy Burkardt says already exists (or at least is close to being there. :) sro 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.