>
> > Another big problem with Microsoft and Ada -- they're not into
> > standardization.  You can pretty much guarantee that a Microsoft Ada would
> > have additional features not permitted by the standard and would ignore
> > features that are required by the standard.  See Visual C++ for numerous
> > examples.
>
> And then they'd answer compatibility complaints with, "That's because
> those other guys are not compliant with our standard."
>
Q: How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a light bulb?

A: None - Microsoft just declared that darkness is the new standard.

(sorry, couldn't resist this old one...:-))

Mike