> > necessary to use assembly language with Ada in time-critical areas.
> >
> >    Sometimes true, but in general, see
> >    http://www.seas.gwu.edu/seas/eecs/Research/ada/sigada-website/lawlis.html
> I would have thought that if you needed assembler at all you would
> need it whatever the HOL (temporarily admitting C to that class :)

Well, C being much closer to assembler, it's possible to do more "clever
tricks" than Ada.  On the other hand, the URL I gave shows that a good Ada
optimizer may be able to do more than the hand-assembler.

And even if true, the need for assembler in one area doesn't require you
to use an inferior language in other areas.