Ada (was Re: Columbia)

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Date: Sun Feb 2 03:59:00 2003

On Feb 1, 16:24, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> 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.

Indeed, Computer Science at York does quite a lot of teaching in Ada on
Windows. I don't know if they still do, but they used to let students
in practical classes use either Linux or Windows, because Ada was one
of the few things that works exactly hte same under either -- except,
in our setup, for network bandwidth. The Ada classes (using Windows)
were responsible for my having to upgrade the classroom links.

> 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.

Probably written by CompSci staff at York. They certainly wrote a
compiler and an environment to support it.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sun Feb 02 2003 - 03:59:00 GMT

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