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At 6:28 pm +0100 30/1/01, Pascal Obry wrote:
>Ian Sommerville writes:
>  > Ada has not had the impact which I and many others anticipated and is
>  > now primarily used for defence and aerospace systems. Few
>
>That is plain wrong. Please have a look at the lastest stats !

Where do I find these? I don't know of anyone outside the defence
industry in the UK using Ada (of course, there probably are some
peopleI haven't heard of but for sure not many)

>
>  > Personally, I think that Ada is a better language than java for
>  > software engineering but the academic and commercial markets do not
>  > agree. I have to be realistic about this and make changes that are
>  > aimed at the majority of users. I would be surprised if you found any
>  > new texts that used Ada.
>
>I would be very surprised to not found texts using Ada !
>
I haven't seen any apart from specialised Ada textbooks (but of
course that doesn't mean they don't exist)

Thanks for your comments

Ian

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