From Ada to XL in 25+ years…

At the Paris Open Source Summit, I had a long discussion with engineers from AdaCore, that reminded me of the early roots of XL in Ada. I have never really retraced the steps along the way, and this was an interesting walk for me. I thought I'd share… My interest in programming languages is quite old. … Continue reading From Ada to XL in 25+ years…

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The Alsys Ada commenting style

Since the beginning of my professional career, I have consistently been using the same commenting style in my code, which turns out to be quite distinctive. I can trace that style back to Alsys SA. There is a really good reason I still follow that commenting style to this day…

André Vignon, beloved grandfather, passed away

My grandfather, André Vignon, passed away today, at the age of 96. This remarkable man had 13 children, more than 50 grandchildren, and currently just shy of 80 grand-grandchildren. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre 39-45, but he was so modest that almost nobody in the family can tell you why. For years, he … Continue reading André Vignon, beloved grandfather, passed away