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At 23:53 27.04.00 -0400, Michael Feldman wrote:
>It's just about midnight EDST and the poll is gone from the ESP
>site. Anyone have a recent result from just before it disappeared?
Here is an extract from a reply I got from a person at www.embedded.com
At 11:25 04.05.00 -0800, wbiondi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
|We stopped the voting because the results seemed skewed towards Ada. We
|were unable to block multiple voting, and we felt that some people were
|voting more than once. According to our research, Ada should come in at
|around 5-6%, not the 50% the poll was showing. When we get vote
|blocking capability, we will reinstate the poll.
: [Bill B.]
|Craig Carey wrote:
|> Why was the voting stopped?. I accidentally voted through
|> an Australian proxy.
|> The lists that would introduce Ada 95 to beginners, and that
|> would advocate it, had a few messages on the vote. He is
|> one sample letter of very few. The page wasn't take[n]
|> offline when the C language was way ahead. There wouldn't
|> have been any events like happened to Randi of CSICOP?
These Ada 95 mailing lists were also promoting the www.embedded.com
vote too (Mr Feldman was promoting the vote):
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It would be interesting, to have the vote restarts, and this time
make sure that about 4 C language mailing lists were informed. I want
to know if embedded C language programmers can coordinate a response
to appeals to vote for their language (or select the language they
use rather than the programming language they might want to use).
The Ada 95 mailing lists: http://www.ijs.co.nz/ada_95.htm
Craig Carey, Auckland