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Now here appears to be one of those opportunities where there's motive and
opportunity to get Ada some primetime notice, and with the "Visual" moniker
no less!

David is clearly willing to pursue such an effort, and we certainly know
he's able, so all that's needed now is the wherewithal to get him into the
show.  (I mean, if an _APL_ vendor can do it...)

Marc

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Botton [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 11:40 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Ada and the Microsoft .Net platform
>
> I contacted Microsoft about doing an Ada for Visual
> Studio.Net (since you need GNATCOM to work with their
> COM APIs), but to become an official language you need
> to shell out large sums of money and body parts. Once
> they release their product they will offer a subset of
> the APIs for integration. So, it may still be
> possible.
>
> David Botton
>
> --- "Criley, Marc A" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > A statement in that article quotes Anders Hjelberg,
> > Microsoft Distinguished
> > Engineer, as listing a variety of third party
> > languages, "ranging from APL
> > and Cobol to Pascal, Eiffel and SmallTalk, that
> > various vendors are porting
> > to support the Microsoft .Net Framework."
> >
> > Anything missing?
>
>
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