Michael Feldman wrote:
> If you read comp.lang.ada, you've seen the thread on Rochester
> Institute of Technology (RIT) where the main language is Eiffel.
> Sure, I wish RIT were doing Ada, but they are doing the right thing
> in a much bigger sense. They chose the language to support what they
> were after in SE, not the other way around.
> I've stayed out of that fight; I keep hoping that the RIT folks will
> speak for themselves...
I suppose most of them read comp.lang.eiffel, not comp.lang.ada.
Anyway, I don't see why they *should* speak for themselves, the
Ada zealots on comp.lang.ada are doing a pretty good job of
defending RIT's decision. Not their decision to not use Ada,
that is, but their decision to use a modern software engineering
langage to teach basic principles.
Just goes to show, those Ada bigots will do *anything* to
bad-mouth C/C++, even say good things about another language!
Samuel Mize -- [log in to unmask] -- Team Ada
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