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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 08:52:26 -0500
Reply-To: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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> > "C" is to "learning software engineering"
> >   as
> > "QWERTY" is to "speed typing"
> Then it is a myth that C is crap?
> http://www.utdallas.edu/~liebowit/keys1.html

Qwerty was designed to (among other things) slow down
typists.  To a small extent, it has succeeded.

C was intended to improve programming.  To a great
extent, it has done the opposite.

C only has a few real competitors.  Qwerty has many,
but one of the dubious objections to learning Ada--
the fear that it will never catch on--is many times
multiplied for input devices.  There are so many, and
even the most accepted is far less accepted than Ada.

--
Wes Groleau
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wgroleau

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