> ..... Thus we are presented with the following possible impression:
> There's Ada work available.
> There's no Ada talent available.
> leading people to potentially conclude:
> We better not stake our future on Ada because we won't be able to
> get Ada talent.
However, the rest of your response raises the following questions:
Ada companies save money by reducing time and defects. Ada
programmers who do that for them are alleged to be hard-to-find. Why
aren't they willing to apply some of those savings to making Ada
programmers less hard to find? Or, how are the non-Ada shops making
so much money on lower quality that they can afford to pay C & Java
hackers so much more?
For me, plumbing or carpentry or farming or any Ada salary (above
subsistence level) is preferable to working on a project that's more than
fifteen percent C or C++ or dragging my family to a new city every other
year. Maybe that's why Ada shops won't pay more--they know there are guys
like me out here bringing down the property values.