From: Bob Leif
To: All

The present text includes,
"Depending on the ASIS standard, software
engineers can write portable tools that generate source-code metrics
(such as McCabe complexity metrics), check a program's conformance to
coding styles or restrictions, make cross-references, and globally
analyze programs for validation and verification."

This is all virtuous and will be ignored by the press. I suggest the
following addition:
The source-code metrics can include a means to objectively determine the
contributions and remuneration of different authors to a final product
including commercial software applications.

Ada potentially has the tremendous commercial advantage of objectively and
thus reliably dividing up royalties. For once, we might be able to turn a
technological advantage into a marketing advantage.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Ann S. Brandon
> Sent: Saturday, May 15, 1999 8:28 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Press Release on ASIS Standard: comments welcome
> Dear All:
> Tucker Taft asked me to circulate this among you to see if you have any
> helpful comments, additions, etc., before I send it off the the press.
> Thanks and regards,
> Ann Brandon
> ****
> Ada Software Engineering Tools Can Be Portable through ASIS

SNIP to end.