Accession Number : ADA253646


Title :   A Comparison of Ada 83 and C++


Descriptive Note : Final rept


Corporate Author : ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV HANSCOM AFB MA


Personal Author(s) : Weiderman, Nelson H.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA253646


Report Date : JUN 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : The purpose of this report is to provide technical input to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Communications, Computers and Logistics to assist that office in preparing a business case for using Ada or C++ to develop Corporate Information Management (CIM) systems. This technical input has been gathered by using the comparison methodology of a 1985 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) report as a model, as well as by conducting interviews with experts in Ada and C++. The conclusion of this report is that technically neither language is clearly better than the other; for government use, however, there is clear justification and rationale for using ada rather than C++ for large complex systems with long lifetimes. Ada, MIS, C++, Comparison of Ada and C++ languages.


Descriptors :   *COMPARISON , *ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE , *HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES , INPUT , METHODOLOGY , AIR FORCE , COMMERCE , LOGISTICS , LANGUAGE , ICE , MANAGEMENT , COMPUTERS , AIR


Subject Categories : COMPUTER HARDWARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE