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"S. Ron Oliver" <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 3 Mar 2001 07:32:15 -0700
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At 12:37 PM 3/2/01 -0600, John McCormick wrote:

>Currently at the University of Northern Iowa, students learn Ada in their
>first and second programming courses.  The third course they take is
>"Object-Oriented Programming with Java".  And the fourth course is
>Algorithms.  In the algorithms course, students may use any language they
>want.  Both the OO/Java course and Algorithms course are taught by anti-Ada
>faculty.  This semester I learned through a student taking the Algorithms
>course that no student is using Java.  A few are using C or C++ , one is
>using PERL , and the rest are using Ada.  I find fact that none are using
>Java particularly enlightening as Java is the last language with which they
>had significant programming work.
>Just a lone but intriguing data point.

Fascinating data point!

"Out of the mouths of babes . . ."

I would LOVE to hear what the "anti-Ada" faculty have to say about this.


S. Ron Oliver, semi-retired professor of Computer Science and Computer

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