> FYI, there's a thread entitled "RTeal-time Ada Programming Rules ?" > in the comp.realtime newsgroup. > > Some of you more eloquent then I am, might want to respond to the > misinformation spread there about the "wretched performance" of > "lots of  Ada idioms" in general and the unsuitability of Ada > tasking in particular... At least the person saying this uses Ada! I didn't think what he was saying was that bad, given that my experience with really hard real time is a bit limited (we were amused when one of our radar signal processing colleagues, told about our 1 ms deadlines, said "Oh, not too difficult then"!) It's certainly true that the (apparent) ease of task programming in Ada can lead new users to think that they can use tasks without considering the resource usage. If you had 1000 radar tracks, it might be unwise to assign a task to each one; at the very least, you'd want to measure the performance in the prototype phase.