TEAM-ADA Archives

Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy

TEAM-ADA@LISTSERV.ACM.ORG

Options: Use Forum View

Use Proportional Font
Show HTML Part by Default
Condense Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Content-Transfer-Encoding:
7bit
Sender:
"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:
From:
Geoff Bull <[log in to unmask]>
Date:
Fri, 12 May 2000 10:53:49 +1000
Content-Type:
text/plain; charset=us-ascii
MIME-Version:
1.0
Reply-To:
Geoff Bull <[log in to unmask]>
Parts/Attachments:
text/plain (24 lines)
Mark Lundquist wrote:
>
>        Someone posted regarding the Embedded Systems Journal on-line
>        poll that "they'll just keep re-running it until they get the
>        answer they want".
That someone was me.

>        I just don't understand this type of  thinking.

IIRC, they said the answer was not what they expected from the results
of other "research" so therefore must be invalid.
I was wondering whether the other research was of similar quality
to the internet poll (which was hopelessly flawed).

I was able to post the poll results at work and generate
some discussion. Typical comments were:
  "Oh, I didn't know anybody used Ada anymore",
  "A lot of people from the US military must read ESJ" and
  "That survey is invalid" (this probably wouldn't have occurred
  to them if C/C++ was 95%).

Cheers
Geoff

ATOM RSS1 RSS2