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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 12:10:00 -0500
Reply-To: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Let us forget about the mandate. In the true sprit of American Capitalism,
> we have been given a magnificent gift by the Defense Department, Software
> Technology that works. Our potential competitors have been sent on a wild
> goose chase courtesy of Sun and IBM. Since both C++ and Java are, at best,
> poor tools, we have a real competitive edge.

I thought I had learned enough about Java (from reading all these team-ada
and comp.lang.ada discussions) to tell someone that if  C rates a ONE
and  Ada rates a TEN,  then Java must be around EIGHT.

Then I read the first three chapters of _Thinking_In_Java_ by Bruce Eckel,
and I am forced to downgrade Java to SIX.  Since the first chapter is just
Intro, and there are 17 chapters, I hope for Java's sake this trend does
not continue.  :-)

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