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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Hal Hart <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 17:29:54 -0800
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See below the "good ink" Ada just got as a by-product of a SIGCSE member
asking about if Pascal is holding its market share in academia.   --HH


>Date:         Mon, 26 Oct 1998 16:37:16 -0600
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>Sender: SIGCSE Member Forum <[log in to unmask]>
>From: Don Bagert <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject:      Re: PASCAL for CS1
>To: [log in to unmask]
>
>The things I found most interesting about these numbers:
>
>1.  Ada is holding steady, and has a higher following than I would expect
>(about one-sixth of the universities).
>2.  Java does not have a large following for the intro course yet, although
>many people talk about going to it for CS1.
>3.  Various versions of Modula are still used by almost 10% of the schools,
>although the number is shrinking slightly.
>4.  Smalltalk, which was increasing in popularity in the OO community before
>Java was introduced, seems to have leveled off.
>
>Don
>
>Bob Noonan wrote:
>
>> >       Can anyone out there give me an idea about how much is the PASCAL
>> > programming language is still in use for the intoduction to programming
>> > course in computer science departments?
>>
>> Here is Dick Reid's data summarized for the last few years:
>>
>>                Fall94  Fall95  Fall96  Fall97  Fall98
>>
>>  Ada            15.6%   16.5%   14.6%   16.3%   15.6%
>>  Beta            0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%
>>  Blue            0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.2%
>>  C               8.7%    8.8%   10.0%    9.9%   10.4%
>>  C++             5.0%    7.7%   17.1%   17.4%   18.4%
>>  Eiffel          0.2%    0.7%    0.6%    0.6%    0.6%
>>  Fortran         2.2%    1.8%    1.8%    1.7%    1.7%
>>  Haskel          0.0%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%
>>  Haskell         0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.2%    0.2%
>>  ISETL           0.5%   0.45%    0.4%    0.4%    0.4%
>>  Java            0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.6%    1.5%
>>  ML              0.0%    0.2%    0.4%    0.4%    0.4%
>>  Miranda         0.7%    0.9%    0.8%    0.8%    0.7%
>>  Modula          9.7%    7.9%    6.3%    6.1%    5.9%
>>  Modula-2        2.7%    2.9%    3.0%    2.9%    2.8%
>>  Modula-3        0.5%   0.45%    0.4%    0.4%    0.4%
>>  Oberon          0.2%   0.45%    0.4%    0.4%    0.6%
>>  Oberon-2        0.0%    0.0%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%
>>  ObjPascal       0.2%    0.2%    0.4%    0.4%    0.4%
>>  Orwell          0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%
>>  Pascal         37.6%   35.5%   29.7%   28.1%   26.8%
>>  Prolog          0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%
>>  SML             1.2%   1.35%    1.2%    1.3%    1.3%
>>  Scheme         12.1%   11.3%   10.0%    9.4%    9.3%
>>  Simula          0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%
>>  Smalltalk       0.2%    0.2%    0.8%    0.8%    0.7%
>>  Turing          1.5%   1.35%    1.0%    1.0%    0.7%
>>
>> TOTALS            404     442     508     523     538
>>
>> This is in response to the following question:
>>
>>      Please help me get your entry right by answering:
>>
>>      What language(s) is(are) used in the FIRST course the MAJORITY
>>      of your Computer Science majors take as their FIRST CS course
>>      at your College or University?  Be sure you have the name of
>>      your College or Univeisity included.
>>
>>      Thanks,
>>
>>      Dick
>>      [log in to unmask]
>>
>> Enjoy.
>>
>> R. Noonan
>> ----
>> Robert Noonan ([log in to unmask])
>> College of William and Mary
>> http://www.cs.wm.edu/~noonan/
>
>--
>Donald J. Bagert, Ph.D., P.E.
>Associate Professor
>Department of Computer Science
>Texas Tech University
>8th and Boston
>Lubbock TX 79409-3104 USA
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>Voice: 806-742-1189
>Fax: 806-742-3519
>

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