> > Embedded Systems Programming should've
> > safeguarded against multiple voting.
Maybe they did. They claimed that 50% Ada was bogus. 90% would certainly
be inaccurate, but 50% is almost believable.
And, as Ann pointed out, neither 50% nor 90% proves anyone voted twice.
> They were pretty naive.
In their blind devotion to C they are worse than naive.
I recently read one of their articles on "how to choose a language" for an
embedded project. Basically, the algorithm was:
1. Put the choices on a list: Assembler, C, Java, other.
2. Reject 'other' without even naming it (them)
3. Reject Java because it's not ready for prime time.
4. List all the benefits of C over assembler.
5. Ask, "Do we really want to waste time with
6. Hope that no one notices that many of the benefits you listed
are much greater than C in certain unpopular languages.