[OT] Re: The Industry choice
pdemb at illx.org
Sun Jan 2 12:55:40 CET 2005
Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> writes:
> Peter Dembinski <pdemb at illx.org> writes:
>> If it has to be both reliable and secure, I suggest you used more
>> redundant language such as Ada 95.
> That's something to think about and it's come up in discussions,
> but probably complicates stuff since it's not currently available
> on the target platform. Also, the people on the project have
> significant Java and Python experience but haven't used Ada.
> Do you think it has real advantages over Java?
As I wrote before, it is more redundant language, plus (AFAIR)
it has the strongest type checking of all the programming languages
I know about.
Plus, most of Ada compilers (such as gnat) generate machine/operating
system - specific code, not bytecode, which could be advantage
if performance is one of priorities.
I may have a little skewed viewpoint because Ada 95 is the language
I have recently studied on my RTS labs :>
 for example, one has to define interface and implementation parts
of each module in separate files
 AFAIR gnat generates C code, which is then compiled with gcc.
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