Okay, new subject.
ComputerWorld has a weekly column called "Technology Quick Study: Hot Trends
& Technologies in Brief"
The topic for this week's issue (7/17/00) is Programming Languages, authored
by Russell Kay.
The text of the article notes that programming languages "facilitate certain
style of programming, including [...] very large programs (Ada), [...]".
The entry for Ada in the accompanying table, titled "A Linguistic Sampler",
Name Developed Primary Use Comments
ADA | 1980-83 | General Apps | Used by DOD
"ADA" is in red, and the table's key notes that "(entries in red are more
Woo hoo! :-) :-)
I'm not gonna type in the whole table, but here's their breakdown of
languages that are widely used and those that are not:
Perl, PostScript, Visual Basic, Visual Basic Script
Not widely used: Algol, APL, Eiffel, Forth, HyperTalk, Logo, Pascal, PL/I,
Prolog, RPG, Smalltalk, Snobol, Tcl, TeX