The latest issue of Journal of Object-Oriented Programming features an article by S. Tucker Taft entitled “The Ada 95 Philosophy.” Taft, technical lead of the Ada 95 design team, offers a quick overview of Ada’s background and evolution then proceeds to the Ada 95 philosophy.
Taft emphasized three important philosophical principles that emerged from the team’s design efforts:
“In addition to all of these serious-sounding, high-minded philosophical principles,” he said, “there was an overriding goal of making the language flexible, powerful and fun to use. Early users of Ada 95 have provided welcome confirmation that we accomplished this latter goal, while remaining faithful to our more high-minded principles.”
Taft, S. Tucker. “The Ada 95 Philosophy.” Journal of Object
Oriented Programming. June 1995: 6,8.
S. Tucker Taft can be reached at:
733 Concord Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Captain Dave Cooke (USAFA), Major Drew Hamilton (US Army) and DPC Ann Tweedy (DoN) visited the AJPO this past week to update their existing Ada 95 courses.
The Air Force Academy is converting its Department of Astronautics from Fortran to Ada. Westpoint is converting its upper division courses to Ada and the Navy/Marines are upgrading their existing courses to Ada 95 as well.
Source: Ada Joint Program Office
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