> Bob Leif has very good ideas which, in my sole opinion, most of us
> seem to ignore.  I commend him for his tenacity and ingenuity.  It
> seems quite obvious to me that we, as a group, need to commit to
> contributing (for free) to an effort that will help bring Ada
> notarity and respect with the software community.  Sure we all talk

Believe it or not, even at the US Air Force Academy, someone
suggested just this week that we replace Ada with Java in our
curriculum.  I had a fit (moderate overstatement).  Nonetheless, I
told the Colonel (department head), "Whatever you think we need that
Java has, I will deliver it by next fall."  I think they were
surprised I could make such a bold claim.  In reality, I doubt that
I'll end up having to do any additional work at all.

Right now, at Mike Feldman's suggestion, I am developing a
cross-platform Ada Graphical User Interface Design Tool based on the
TASH binding.  Since I'm working on DoD time, this software is
completely free.

Seems to me a good first step is to identify what functionality we
are lacking, then see if it can be leveraged from somewhere else (as
in my case Tcl/Tk), and then go for it!  A posting here might be able
to generate some volunteers (esp. if there were $$, but perhaps even
without).

--Martin



Martin C. Carlisle, Asst Prof of Comp Sci,
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