At 10:41 AM 10/9/98 CST, Phil Johnson ([log in to unmask]), wrote:
>> > Pro: Supports and encourages highly readable, maintainable code.
>> > Con: Verbose.
>> I disagree. Well-written C is almost as readable as typical Ada, and
>> neither is "verbose." To me, "verbose" Ada is where the programmer
>> thinks a "meaningful name" for a variable or loop label is a full
>> English sentence. The result makes the containing code almost as
>> hard to read as most C code.
>I spent several years at Intergraph Corp. doing development support
>and several years before that porting third party applications to Unix.
>From that experience I find the term "Well Written C" to be somewhat
>of an oxymoron. Only the most disciplined developers produced "well
>written C". They were few and far between.
We have had great success finding software engineers who can produce
"well written C" -- engineers who have had previous experience in Ada.
Joseph P Vlietstra [log in to unmask]
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