Jean-Pierre Rosen wrote:
> however, if you consider that even the simplest feature takes
> at least -say- one week to implement, test, document etc, adding these features would have delayed the appearance of compilers by
> several years.

I understand this viewpoint very well.
I, as a programmer by profession, stuggle with "nice-to-have"
from customers :-)

>As pretty as you proposal may seem, I think it does not pass through this filter.

Thank you for comments.

Probably the point of decision would depend on how these merits is to be
evaluated in the community.

Toshitaka KUMANO wrote:
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> Merits :
>
>   -  The extension makes the language more orthogonal.
>   -  The extension helps programmer, typically, to write some rigorous
>      test driver for numeric computation, or so.

P.S.

I am an enthusiast for Ada over ten years. And feel very sad about
the recent decline of Ada popularity...
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