From: Bob Leif To: Simon Wright et al. Although, I disagree with Sy Wong on some subjects, he is absolutely right on the need for VHDL and Ada to become one. From a pragmatic business view point, it makes sense to merge the languages. As is well known, this should have been done when they were both created. The technical question is how to extend Ada '95 to include the functionality of VHDL and maintain backwards compatibility for both languages. The human, usually more difficult, question is how to get both groups to work together. C++ should help provide motivation. It must be emphasized, that chips with tens and soon hundreds of millions of transistors require an Ultra High Reliability Language, UHRL. The chip design companies should be very good customers, who can easily afford expensive software engineering products. -----Original Message----- From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95) [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Simon Wright Sent: Thursday, November 18, 1999 1:22 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Ada in the Press > From: [log in to unmask] [...] > Corporate America (most of it at any rate) is more set on the bottom line > (only today's of course) and the stock price than in doing a good job. I > don't know how to change that. The really ironic part of it is the move > toward VHDL on the hardware side. It makes use of a good number of Ada > concepts. I gather that nowadays codesign is using C or C++. Because "there are so many more C programmers out there."