F. Britt Snodgrass asked:
> much detail.  Is anyone on this list familiar with STARS and know what
> language(s) it is written in?

STARS was developed by Raytheon and Hughes, with Raytheon as the
primary contractor. The primary system was written in C (not C++). Hughes,
now owned by Raytheon, wrote a backup system which may or may not
have been written in Ada.

I don't know much about the system, so I can't comment on the
accuracy of the USA Today article.

Tom Rhoads                            [log in to unmask]
Vergennes, VT 05491, USA

"I have learnt silence from the talkative,  toleration from the intolerant,
 and kindness from the unkind;
 yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.  - Kahlil Gibran