> Except that Microsoft seems determined to make its Java Virtual Machine
> incompatible with Sun's...

4. Make sure their stuff won't work with ours.  Then make sure the world
   knows that they are non-standard.
                            -- The Other Microsoft Secrets (unpublished)

> And, there is at least one Ada compiler available which compiles to
> J-Code, so making Ada as platform-independent as Java.

More so.  Can anybody name  one  CPU with a JVM that doesn't already
have an Ada compiler?

Now how many CPUs have Ada but not JVM?