Vratislav Podzimek wrote:
I'm thinking about proposing a talk (or maybe workshop) focused
Ada. My idea is to present it as an old, stable and long-time-proven
language that has most, if not all, features of those new fancy
experimental languages that emerged in the recent years.
Honestly, there are *some* features that Ada doesn't have, so it
wouldn't be right to present it as having *all* of the features of
other languages. "Most" is probably true.
I don't want
the talk/workshop to be any comparison of languages, I'd just like to
present many of the great things about Ada ranging from strong typing
and safe syntax to memory allocation, generics, tasks and containers,
hopefully incl. some new features like implicit dereferencing and
getting and item at a given index.  In general I want it to be an
appetizer and an invitation to join the Fedora-Ada community and this
What do you guys think? Is it worth it? Would you like such a talk
(hopefully ending up on youtube)?
I think it's a good idea. Anything that can open somebody's eyes to Ada
ought to help. Do keep your expectations realistic though. You're not
likely to convert the whole conference into Ada enthusiasts. :-)
And do you have any experience with
the RHEL/Fedora community regarding Ada?
My experience is that few people in the Fedora community are interested
in Ada and even fewer want to help with the packaging, but there is
very little in the way of opposition against Ada. People aren't being
hostile or trying to exclude Ada packages or anything like that. The
community simply allows Ada tools and libraries to exist alongside all
the other programming tools and libraries in Fedora.