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    It doesn’t appear to answer the most obvious question: why?

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      I can’t tell if this is some kind of parody, or a real project. The Github page shows 5 commits, and it’s not clear if it actually compiles “Ada++” yet… Hard to tell if there are plans for anything besides replacing “begin” and “end” with braces and shortening some keywords (i.e. “procedure”->“proc”)

      In any case, it’s been a long time since I used it, but I remember enjoying normal Ada syntax. It’s a neat language in general, and in university I wrote a bunch of assignments with it to learn something different than everybody else using Java. It’s had type safety, memory safety, threading support, and generics way before those became popular in more mainstream languages.

      If it didn’t have a reputation for being a clunky language designed by committee (and it really kinda is :-) I think a lot more people would be looking at it lately.

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        I can’t tell if this is some kind of parody, or a real project.

        The website was originally published on april 1st. News websites (like phoronix) picked it up a bit late, hence the confusion.