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Alan and Carmel Brain <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 2 Oct 2000 09:34:49 +1000
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From: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>

> (A worse problem is people who know better, but select C++ or Java where
> they are not appropriate because getting the "right" things on their
> resumes is more important than the success of the project.)

The problem is one of job security:

Do the project in Ada, it takes 30 people 2 years, then 1 person to

Do it in C++, it takes 30 people 18 months, then 20 people to maintain.

Unless there is a continuing stream of new Ada projects, good software
can't find work, whereas there's a constant demand for people to come and
the hacked rubbish in other languages.

What to do about it? Pass.