EE Times, September 25, 2000, page 103:
"Within the traditional embedded space ... choices must still be made
among C, C++ and Java, and in what combination ..."
Even worse, page 106:
"... developers are looking for ways to get closer to the silicon ....
Much attention ... on extending C, C++ and Java as alternatives to
hardware-description methodologies such as VHDL and Verilog."
At least one of us has in a .sig "Would you board an aircraft
programmed in C++?" This takes the question to a new level!
Earlier in the issue, someone laments the crippling of defense
capabilities due to software engineers reaching for Web and entertainment
jobs. Isn't part of this exodus due to the myth that Ada is dead? People
want to work where they _think_ the future is. Especially those that like
hacking and debugging better than delivering.
(A worse problem is people who know better, but select C++ or Java where
they are not appropriate because getting the "right" things on their
resumes is more important than the success of the project.)