Does Python really follow its philosophy of "Readability counts"?

Paul Rubin http
Wed Jan 21 03:35:00 CET 2009


"Russ P." <Russ.Paielli at gmail.com> writes:
> [I realize that Ada is on life support, and I probably sound like a
> neanderthal for bringing it up so much, but it actually has many
> advanced features that were well ahead of their time -- and still are
> to some extent.]

I have the impression that there has been an uptick of interest in Ada
due to the availability of GNAT, which appeared on the scene not all
that long ago.  I've been interested for a while in using it for
something, but haven't done so yet.  The main doc I've read about it
so far is admittedly a sales pitch, but it's enough to make me believe
that writing anything substantial in C or C++ with significant
security or safety consequences is both masochistic and irresponsible:

  http://adahome.com/Ammo/cpp2ada.html

I've gotten hold of a couple of Ada books but haven't had the copious
free time to look at them very much yet.



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