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At 09:47 AM 10/3/01 +0300, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>By the way, why do you want to do this? PADS is something.,
>what I do not want to see ever....

I have a potential client (or client of a client) who insists on receiving 
PADS files.

I will check out the RSI translator; obviously I thought of them (I was an 
RSI customer back in 1990....), but I wanted to know what format PADS would 
import. PADS offered cross-grade pricing for a while and cross-grade 
without the ability to bring in old files is pretty silly. But, then again, 
PADS is not known as the sensible choice....

I have argued that Protel should provide bi-directional translation. Once 
one is writing a translator in one direction, it is not that much more work 
to write in the other direction; but it seems the marketing people have 
some fantasy that this would hurt sales. It is definitely a fantasy because 
it has not been tried! Of course, reality might bear some relationship to 
the fantasy, but usually what benefits a company's customer benefits the 
company.

The problem with the RSI translators has always been their cost; I remember 
the Tango translators as costing about three times as much as Tango (to be 
fair, Tango was a cheap program). But I'll check into it.

[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Abdulrahman Lomax
Easthampton, Massachusetts USA


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