From: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
> (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.)
The problem is one of job security:
Do the project in Ada, it takes 30 people 2 years, then 1 person to
Do it in C++, it takes 30 people 18 months, then 20 people to maintain.
Unless there is a continuing stream of new Ada projects, good software
can't find work, whereas there's a constant demand for people to come and
the hacked rubbish in other languages.
What to do about it? Pass.