Wed, 2 Jun 1999 23:18:54 -0400
>> ..... give me fuel to educate these
>> developers and keep the popularity of the resilient language growing?
>> ...., the marketing capability of the Ada community with few
>> is inversely proportional to its technical ability...
>Robert Leif may have exaggerated a little, but it is true that the
>Ada is better than Java and certainly better than C++ for most
With respect to Ada marketing ... Last week I attended an awards banquet
winners of science fairs in the Washington, DC / Baltimore, MD region.
most impressive looking display was of the solution of large systems of
non-linear equations for lens design using "genetic selection"
I asked the high school junior which language he used, and of course it
C++. When I asked him if he had considered Ada, he said that Ada was
after a woman considered to be the first programmer, and that it was
the first languages, and was dead a long time ago,* so "no".
Seems the message reaching some smart high school kids is a bit garbled.
Tom Panfil -- Baltimore SIGAda