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Re: XML under JDK 1.0 and spacecraft

Guidance systems are usually written in C or assembly (Speed of execution is
critical, so OO languages are not used), but in several cases the (very)
extensive documentation is written in XML.

Frank Boumphrey

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rod Davison" <rdavison@sprint.ca>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: XML under JDK 1.0 and spacecraft

> On Monday 16 July 2001 07:13 pm, Thomas B. Passin wrote:
> > [Bruce Altner]
> >
> > There ought to be some old version of Aelfred still around that would do
> > it. I'll bet a lot of people could lay their hands on one if you can't
> > a site with it.  It might be a good choice anyway, if you are
> > to JDK 1.0 because it's on some spacecraft - Aelfred is very small.
> >
> Just as an eclectic followup, I taught a course in C++ for a company
> SpaceBridge which wrote code that went on spacecraft.  halfway through the
> course, tehprogrammers came to the conclusion that C++ was not the right
> solution for them because of the problem with managing  and prediting the
> executable  sizes was not worth any benefits they gained form the
> features of OO -- they went back to C.  I love to hear the arguments made
> putting Java on a space craft.
> Since then, I have wondered if we ever will see zero gravity extensions to
> XML.
> ====================================================
> Rod Davison @ Critical Knowledge Systems Inc
> rdavison@sprint.ca
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