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From: David DeWitt <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 08:48:56 +0100
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Stanley Allen wrote:
> Bjarne Stroustrup said of Ada in a recent interview
> (
> > I remember almost despairing of learning Ada because
> > the Ada people I listened to were busy impressing each
> > other with how advanced their understanding of Ada was
> > and how fantastically complicated [the] cases they
> > could handle [were]. I thought "if that's what it takes
> > to understand Ada and use it, I'm not sure that I want to."
> > Then, I decided that they were just showing off and
> > things were simpler than they appeared.
> With his on-again, off-again appreciation of Ada,
> Stroustrup is an interesting case study in ambiguity.

My goodness... you actually read the entire article?  Half way through I
nodded off from all the self-serving, back slapping drivel.   I half
expected the author's interview (read- worship/I'm as good as
Stroustrup) to offer us:

   "... and do you eat the center of the oreo before the chocolity
outside. I do and I think that is an excellent metaphor for class
bindings..." @#$% teeth nashing.

And they call Ada enthusiast zealots?  Geesh!

My opinions only!!
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