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It’s a bad idea to hide problems from customers. So we don’t

What’s the one thing you’ll almost never hear in your meeting with a software sales representative? An admission that the software you may be thinking of buying has bugs in it.
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Highlights from Ada Europe 2016

I write this on the plane home from the Ada Europe 2016 conference in sunny Pisa, Italy. It's been a good week. Here are a few highlights. Ada Firstly, it was good to see the key industrial sponsors like AdaCore pushing and supporting the Ada language itself. PCT, Ansys and others seem to have stepped up their Ada support too. 
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Supporting Duff's Device in RVS

Nested “case” labels are an obscure feature of C, and not often seen. However, examples do exist, typically hidden deep in standard library functions and our customers come across them from time to time. Here's a little article about how we recently brought support for them into RVS.
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Ada enumerations are sometimes functions

In Ada, you declare a new enumeration type by providing a list of literals: type Position is ( Left, Middle, Right );Ada also lets you use character literals in an enumeration: type Calc_Op is ( '*', '/', '+', '-' );or even: type DNACode is ( 'A', 'C', 'G', 'T', Unknown );Once you have an enumeration type, you can use these literals just as you would other literals:
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What happened first? Handling timer wraparound

Suppose you had to determine which of two timestamps occurred first. Clearly the “obvious“ approach is to use a simple numerical comparison, for example:
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