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RE: An open plea to the W3C (was Re: XInclude vs SAX vs

At 03:57 PM 27/08/01 -0700, Fuchs, Matthew wrote:
>(However, as an aside on this topic, as an undergrad I had a classmate whose
>summer job was writing test cases for the Ada validation suite.  She assured
>me [incorrectly] that it would be at least 10 years before anyone had an
>approved Ada compiler.  Of course, I later did grad work at NYU, where I got
>to hobnob with the people who wrote that first compiler! ;-)

Hmm, my memory seems to tell me that the first wave of Ada 
compilers were quite a bit more robust and reliable than the first 
few releases of Java.  On the other hand, they didn't include a 
virtual machine.  On another hand, my mental image of Java 1.0 is
as of a fairly stripped down language with not a lot of fat, while
Ada suffered from severe complete-ism from day one.

Another victory for those who dared to do less. -Tim