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kfogel at red-bean.com
Fri Mar 21 18:29:45 CDT 2008
I am not exaggerating. Let me give you a few examples of how expert
we have become in sweeping the programming problem under the rug.
Just when the computing science community has agreed that
simplicity is an essential ingredient of reliability, the DoD
adopts Ada! What more can I say? When the late Andrei Ershov from
Novosibirsk asked my opinion about Ada, I told him that I shuddered
at the thought that Western security would depend on it and that I
would feel much better if I knew that the Red Army had adopted Ada
as well. Andrei smiled and said "Don't worry."
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