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  • I think it should be kept in mind that the purpose of this code is that is should be correct according to specification in a safety critical system. As such correctness is more important than the code being easy to maintain etc. Using static code makes more compiler checks possible and correct proofs easier, but in this case the code probably got uglier (but I don't know any Ada so it is hard to say for me)

    For better explanations see the comments to the original article.

    • Many of the comments were interesting and I assume that my ignorance of Ada and the requirements are the reason why I am not understanding why this code is good. I would be surprised to hear that the NSA is touting bad code as good code, but then, I really don't know enough about them (who does?) to say. If the US Military had put this out instead of the NSA, I'd be far more likely to believe that it's bad.

      As for the Perl 6 code, I do think that the function is amenable to static compile-time analysis, bu