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Hi!

I am taking a course in Real-time systems which is required for my engineering degree. In this course we use ADA95 as the primary language.

I like the course but I would have preferred to use C or real-time Java (as I already know those languages) :)

Is ADA95 a waste of time to learn or is it used in the industry ?

/Johan
 

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ADA is mostly used in ministry of defence projects and in safty critical applications as it is very type safe. ADA was written by a comitee?
C was written by programmers and is a very cool language. Trouble with C is you have so much power, you can screw up quite easily.
ADA is worth learning as defence projects pay big bucks!
 

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i did learn a bit of ADA during my realtime system course.

the lab was on ADA, and i used ObjectADA suite from Aonix...

however, i do not know how ADA suits into a system in real projects (for e.g. defence projects)...

does ADA need to run on some OS? or is it by itself?
 

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You can get ADA compilers for most OS platforms, defence projects usually, but not always use Unix or VMS platforms.
 

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what's about its future? it seems to be the most mature language for realitme now....
any chance of realtime java ?
 

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Wow this a very INTERESTING question .Are you PULLING my leg?

I used to do ADA programming 15 years ago when Ada was HOT !
this language was supposed to SOLVE a lot of COHERENCE problems in BIG PROJECTS .. this was before the C++ revolution .It's a beatiful language . Don't get me wrong is a SUPER PASCAL ..Clean ..elegant .. But .. The computer marquet is NOT DICTATED by such CRAP .! .. but by money .. go where it is .. C++, java .. python
etc .. But i havent' heard a lot of ADA lately ..Otherwise i will tell you
But i love that language.. ah ..it reminds me of this beautiful french girl that used to work on a bakery ..( how i would have love to settle with her!.....)
She always smelled the fresh baked bread ...Ahhh ...ADA !!!!
 

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yeh ADA was a name also.

Ada Lovelace.
 

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