|Possible to write compiler to Java VM? (I volunteer to summarize) firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Seibel) (1996-01-17)|
|Re: Possible to write compiler to Java VM? email@example.com (1996-01-30)|
|Re: Ada syntax firstname.lastname@example.org (1996-02-01)|
|Re: Ada syntax ddavenpo@redwood.DN.HAC.COM (1996-02-01)|
|Re: Ada syntax email@example.com (Ken & Virginia Garlington) (1996-02-03)|
|From:||Ken & Virginia Garlington <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||3 Feb 1996 12:26:21 -0500|
|References:||96-01-037 96-01-130 96-02-008|
Daniel J. Salomon (email@example.com) wrote:
: Ada's philosophy seems to be, "When in doubt, forbid it." As a
: result, a programmer can spend a lot of time turning sensible safe
: code into code that religiously observes all of Ada rules.
Darren C Davenport wrote:
> I must be missing something here. I've never had that much trouble
> writing Ada programs.
I can think of one case where I end up changing "sensible" code. When
I reuse packages from two different applications while creating a new
application, and both packages have the "same" type declared as base
types, then I have to do some "unnecessary" type conversions while
intermixing the two packages.
Of course, I have also done some of these "unnecessary" type
conversions and discovered that the types really aren't the same,
after all. So, on balance, I don't mind doing the extra work.
Certainly, if you think before you code, you don't ever have to write
stuff that's extraneous. If you're slapping together a prototype in a
hurry, occasionally you might. However, in both cases, the code's
probably going to work right when you're done.
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