> At the end of a two month class (two nights per week, and two
> Saturdays) in Ada, one of my more argumentive students approached
> me with his view of Ada. He said, "I think I am beginning to see
> the point. With C I can get a clean compile on my program immediately,
> but it takes me a long time to get it to run. With Ada it takes a long
> time to get a clean compile, but once it compiles there is less work
> required to make it run."
> This seems to be true of the C family of languages, including C++. Those
> members of your team who are fustrated with the effort in getting a clean
> compilation are stuck with the same short-sighted view that is the bane of
> American industry.
Right on the mark!
> I sometimes wonder if these same people think 30 minute sitcoms
> represent a true fragment of how real-life works.
Are you saying "The Facts of Life" isn't a real representation! :-)))