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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 13:40:01 -0700
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> From [log in to unmask] Thu Oct  8 13:21 PDT 1998
>
> [said Ron]
>
> [snip]
> > >
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> And we ought to be doing everything we can to debunk the myths,
> rather than simply repeating them.

I thought that part of the purpose behind Neil's request.  Am I mistaken?
Don't you have to repeat the myth during the process of debunking it?

> >
> > > >
[snip]
> >
> > Wrong division.  We don't use Ada at this location.
>
> Then IMHO you should remain silent rather than just repeat myths.
> Or call your Ada folks and ask them, before posting something like this.
> You're a member of Team-Ada; presumably you have some interest in
> Ada, so whether or not your division uses the other division's
> products, you could take a bit of time to inform yourself.

The original posting contained the line

        "but equally there may be a few who look at it in a broader view,
        and may be able to give me their opinions on what is its bad points,
        or why people aren't using it."

Do you or don't you think that Neil is asking for some of the reasons that
are given (correctly or incorrectly) for not using Ada?

> >
> > > >
> > > > 3)  The language is too large, or too verbose, etc.  This was always
> > > >     (IMHO) a fictional argument.  The language is so much like Pascal,
> > > >     so regular, and so well documented that what seems like it should
> > > >     work normally does work and if it works one way doing one thing it
> > > >     works the same way doing something else.
> > >
> > > C++ is less verbose?
> >
> > No, I was listing one of the traditional arguments.  I think C++ is rather
> > obscure especially when compared to Ada.
>
> Good rebuttal.
> >
[snip]
>
> Mike Feldman
>
> ---- GNU General Public License attached -----
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