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From "Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." <rl...@rleif.com>
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2002 22:20:23 GMT
From: Bob Leif,
To: James Richardson
I am dead serious. Evidently, you have had no experience with Ada 95.
Ada is much better at modeling XML than Java. I realize that Java is a
marketing success. Unfortunately, it is based to a great extent on
obsolete technology. For instance, it lacks: generics (templates),
enumerated types, and range checking. Ada is also safe enough for the
Boeing 777 flight control system and the French railroads.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Richardson [mailto:james.richardson@db.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 9:38 AM
To: fop-user@xml.apache.org
Subject: Re: HELP DRIVER!

Robert C. Leif, Ph.D. wrote:

> From: Bob Leif,
> It seems that the Java underlying FOP is a source of a significant
> number of problems. I would suggest that the developers switch to a
> more reliable and efficient object oriented technology, Ada. Since Ada
> is an ISO standard and has an extensive validation suite, it is much
> more portable than Java. The GNAT (GNU) Ada compiler can produce both
> codes and fully compiled executables.

Wow, is it April already?

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