From: Bob Leif
To: Pascal Obry et al.
Please notice, I specified a requirement not a solution. I agree that a
"port GLADE to the JVM" is a good possibility. Is that the consensus? Has
anyone demonstrated two programs both written in Ada but compiled with
different compilers including different code generators interoperating via

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From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Pascal Obry
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 9:48 AM
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Subject: Re: AVM vs. JVM

Robert C. Leif, Ph.D. writes:
 > Internet devices are presently perceived as a large market. The GUI of
 > devices should be based on web pages that could use Ada compiled to J
 > For reasons of efficiency, it would be very useful to have the Ada J code
 > capable of being interfaced to compiled Ada code. Another example,
 > in the Ada community decides to get rich and make a competitor to
 > Office or Works. They create standard Ada executables that contain COM
 > objects etc. However, the application needs a scripting or macro
language. I
 > prefer an Ada J code compiler to Visual BASIC. The scripting language
 > need to call Ada executables.

Ok now I understand but I still do not see why an AVM is needed here. As I
said before just port GLADE to the JVM. You'll have a very nice distributed
framework that will tranparently allow communication between partitions with
some of them in Ada (native executable) and some of them in Ada for the JVM.

And I'm pretty sure that porting GLADE to the JVM is far easier than
an AVM !

Just my 2 cents,


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