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From: James Squire <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 15:10:27 -0600
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jim hopper <[log in to unmask]> 02/06/98 05:11pm wrote:

>At 2:39 PM -0600 2/6/98, James Squire wrote:

>>The point is:  *IF* Ada programmers are hard to come by, then your
>>insight above is useless.  I'm not an expert in the recruitment area,
>>so I take on face value that these comments come (in this case) from
>>actual experience trying to hire Ada programmers.

>Well there are lots of people CLAIMING to be C++ programmes and c
>programmers but of these people how many would YOU hire??  I see this a
>lot.  Everyone who can program c, claims to be able to do C++.  Lets
>face it theres a lot more to C++ and OOP in genral than language
>syntax!

That's a good point.

But, if those who interview for the job thumb their nose at Ada and go
elsewhere, what's a company to do?

I don't know that this is entirely the case, but that it is a strong
factor seems entirely plausible.
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