> From: Roger Racine <[log in to unmask]>

> *  Since the testing is now being done by a commercial group (the ARA), the
> testing might be less rigorous than when it was done by the AJPO, so as to
> satisfy the commercial sector, which has less need for rigor than the DoD.
> This might lead to less assurance that the compiler is defect-free, which
> then leads to the conclusion that the end system will be less reliable.

A couple of points:

* given product liability concerns, it's possible the commercial
  sector has _more_ need for rigour than the DoD.

* what's your guy proposing as an alternative?