At 11:52 AM 2/13/01 -0500, W. Wesley Groleau x4923 wrote: >If the original is in C, it should be a simple thing to write the extensions >in Ada from the beginning. But can you extend it and still ____? > >1. Not break any security features in validated JVMs Understood. Not at all clear. That's why "eventually" it would need to all be written in Ada. >2. Not lose the ability to have it validated as a "compliant" JVM. Can't answer this one. My suspicion is "politics" will be the biggest obstacle here. 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.