> Our experience (and that of several customers) is that the effort to > transition for Ada83 to Ada95 is less than effort to port from one C++ > compiler family to another. .... My experience porting a MegaSLOC, 17,000 file Ada 83 product is that going from Ada 83 to Ada 95 is not as simple as predicted. Nevertheless, I would agree with the above statement. We had to change less than 318 files--and at least 20% of those werely poorly coded anyway. (I say less than, because we took the time to do things right, not merely get them to compile.) But they don't have to look at the long-term stupidity. In the short-term, they're talking about throwing away the maintainability advantages of Ada in exchange for what? For the HIGH expense of translating to C++ ?!?!?