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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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W. Wesley Groleau x4923
Fri, 10 Sep 1999 12:11:25 -0500
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> .....  Thus we are presented with the following possible impression:
>       There's Ada work available.
>       There's no Ada talent available.
> leading people to potentially conclude:
>         We better not stake our future on Ada because we won't be able to
>         get Ada talent.

However, the rest of your response raises the following questions:

    Ada companies save money by reducing time and defects.  Ada
    programmers who do that for them are alleged to be hard-to-find.  Why
    aren't they willing to apply some of those savings to making Ada
    programmers less hard to find?  Or, how are the non-Ada shops making
    so much money on lower quality that they can afford to pay C & Java
    hackers so much more?

For me, plumbing or carpentry or farming or any Ada salary (above
subsistence level) is preferable to working on a project that's more than
fifteen percent C or C++ or dragging my family to a new city every other
year.  Maybe that's why Ada shops won't pay more--they know there are guys
like me out here bringing down the property values.