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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Bill Brooks <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 12:37:51 -0800
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Last time, Gary Kephart wrote:

] Most Ada jobs are for embedded, real-time systems. That's because that's
] where Ada shines the best. How many people are looking for that type of
] job?
] I for one really like Ada, but I don't want to do any more embedded
] programming or defense/aerospace work.

An undergrad came to me looking for advice on a career path a few days
ago and she said she was interested primarily in embedded systems. Can
someone please expand upon what exactly is so repugnant about the field so
that I can present her with a more balanced viewpoint?