> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gabe [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 4:19 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Question about historical fairness
> 
> I hesitated to say this to anyone else for a few 
> reasons, but the first was because I feel it isn't possible 
> to get an unbiased history of computer languages.  I would 
> like to see what contributions were made by whom at what time 
> - and honestly - without hype, spin, marketing, or other 
> lies.  Does anyone know if this exists?

You can read about the development of the Ada programming language in
History of Programming Languages, Volume 2, by Thomas J. Bergin et al.