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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 6 Sep 2000 17:17:03 -0500
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> > About time. Some issues of that mag seem to bend over backwards to pretend
> > that Ada doesn't exist.
> >
> Well, as Richard Riehle has often said, a trade mag editor must have a
> few criteria for publication. One of them is that he cannot publish
> articles that don't exist.

I'm not talking about a lack of Ada articles.  I'm talking about articles
that are written as if "language-neutral" means you acknowledge both C and C++.

One recent article was "how to select a programming language"  The method is:

1. make a list of options: C, assembler, other.
2. cross out "other"
3. cross out "assembler"
4. use what's left.

Another recent item was a discussion of certain problems.  The solution to
most of the problems could have been use Ada, but all they said was, "use
lint."  Not "if programming in C, use lint" just "use lint."  Reminds me
of the Blues Brothers movie:

  "What kind of music?"
  "Yeah.  Country AND western."

Wes Groleau