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I have to restate my issue here ...  Ada and good S/W Engineering
are not being tought to the right folk.

Around here it is the non-computer specialist who writes all the code.
       Badly.
They get one class in Fortran (or maybe it's VB now) and use
Matlab all the way through their PhD.

Then he comes here and plays code monkey.  If this is what industry
wants PhD's to do then they need a lot more S/W Engineering in their
background.

Worse yet, it is these folk who move into management and rise
to the top of the heap as part of what ever technical (but non-software)
group that has the political clout.

Thus software issues and software management are looked at from a
Fortan, Matlab, or MS VB/Excell viewpoint.   Cycle continues spirling
downword.

Bill
Just another opinion ...