Hard Data Justifying Ada


Reliability Comparison
Application Ada C/C++ Norm
Command & Control 0.7 1 2
Information Systems 3 6 5
Telecommunications 1 1.3 3
Weapons Systems 0.3 0.8 1

Maintainability Comparison
Metric: Errors/KSLOC
Application Ada C/C++ Norm
Command & Control 4 3 3
Information Systems 1 0.5 0.2
Telecommunications 4 2 1
Weapons Systems 8 2 4

Metric: MTTE (weeks [repairs only])


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