> When you need software On Time and Under Budget
> Choose Ada
> Programmer productivity in Ada is at least as high as
> other OOP languages such as C++. You get more Function Points
> per Dollar, less Re-Testing, Higher Reusability.
> Robust, Industrial-strength Compilers are cheap (some are
> Copyleft Free) and you don't need a million expensive tools
> for bounds checking - the compiler does that for you
I can't vouch for the accuracy of the information, but Capers Jones and
Software Productivity Research believe that Eiffel and perl will have
higher productivity than Ada.
They put Ada at 10-20 function points per staff-month
and perl or Eiffel at 16-23.
http://www.spr.com/library/0langtbl.htm - Capers Jones' data
http://www.spr.com/library/0funcmet.htm - a discussion of that data