Fri, 12 May 2000 10:53:49 +1000
Mark Lundquist wrote:
> Someone posted regarding the Embedded Systems Journal on-line
> poll that "they'll just keep re-running it until they get the
> answer they want".
That someone was me.
> I just don't understand this type of thinking.
IIRC, they said the answer was not what they expected from the results
of other "research" so therefore must be invalid.
I was wondering whether the other research was of similar quality
to the internet poll (which was hopelessly flawed).
I was able to post the poll results at work and generate
some discussion. Typical comments were:
"Oh, I didn't know anybody used Ada anymore",
"A lot of people from the US military must read ESJ" and
"That survey is invalid" (this probably wouldn't have occurred
to them if C/C++ was 95%).