Ada (was Re: Columbia)

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Sat Feb 1 19:42:00 2003

On 2003.02.01 15:37 Adrian Vickers wrote:
> >Would a newer version of Windoze have reduced the chances of
> >blue-screening?
> You can't compile ADA to run on Windows...

Excuse me? The GNAT development environment is very much available
on Windows. I've been tempted to install it on Windows as there is
a very nice looking IDE (I believe done by the Air Force) that is
freely available for Windows.

Unless you're using platform specific code, Ada is *very*
transportable. Most of the Ada code I've written compiles without
any problem on OpenVMS, Solaris and IRIX. What I have that doesn't
is a result of DEC Ada only being Ada83 and I've some stuff that is
Ada95 specific.

One thing about Ada that I found rather interesting was mention of an
OS written in Great Britain in the early 80's. It was written in Ada
and ran on the PDP-11.

Received on Sat Feb 01 2003 - 19:42:00 GMT

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