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From: "Alan and Carmel Brain" <[log in to unmask]>
> From: "Pat Rogers" <[log in to unmask]>
> > > Do the project in Ada, it takes 30 people 2 years, then 1 person to
> > > maintain.
> > >
> > > Do it in C++, it takes 30 people 18 months, then 20 people to maintain.
> >
> > <begin rant>
> > No, no, no!  This idea that it generally/usually/always takes longer to
> > develop the initial product in Ada -- i.e. that productivity is lower in
> > Ada -- must not continue to be promulgated
>
> I must disagree.
>
> It takes less time in Ada to make a *working* product. One that pretty
> much does just about all of what it's supposed to. But one that
> sorta kinda appears to work if you don't look closely - good enough for
> release to a non-discerning public used to Microsoft's lack of quality -
> that can be done quicker in C, C++ etc.

You've not said why you think this is inherently so.