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Ed Seidewitz <[log in to unmask]>
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Ed Seidewitz <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 11:35:37 -0500
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At 10:30 AM -0500 1/21/98, BSCrawford wrote:
>My Concluding Statement: I assume that Ada remains largely
>unknown and ignored at MIT, but these talks (last year's and
>this year's) constitute one small step in the right direction.
>Bard Crawford
>Stage Harbor Software

As an MIT alum myself, I can say that my experience was that Ada was not
only largely unknown, but largely derided by those who do know (a very
little) about it. This was over 10 years ago, of course, but I'm not
surprised that things haven't changed much. I'm glad to see that someone is
giving Ada 95 at least a little more exposure!

Not that C and C++ were that much loved at MIT, either (well, C++ didn't
exist when I was there, but anyway...). The intro computer science course
is taught using Scheme, a dialect of Lisp, which has a much different
culture than Ada (not that I mean to be negative here -- Lisp is my other
favorite language!). On the other hand, MIT does include a Software
Engineering course in its CS curriculum (taken in the senior year), which
at least used to be taught using Clu -- a modular language that had some
influence on Ada 83's ADT facilities.

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