> Wes wrote: > I have spent less then 45 hours porting 17,000 files from Apex to GNAT. In comparison, I know one C++ product, about 200_000 SLOC, which was fully functional on platform "A". This includes an unknown number of SLOC in vendor's libraries, also written in/from C++, which took 1 person 3 months to "convert" to platform "B". This person is smart, and works in an organization where almost all of the software engineers have a M.S. in Computer Science/Software Engineering and 5+ years of experience in difficult systems. Yet it took all that time and effort. Someone I know who works there tells me that over half of the "defects" he found in the process would have been trivially prevented by the Ada language facilities used in a "reasonable" (no advanced) manner. ..Paul S.