> ..... When we changed from C++ to Ada, we
> retained about 20% more students. The retention was particularly high with
> women. I attribute that to the lack of freshman who are self taught Ada
> "gurus". We had a lot of self taught C++ "gurus" who intimidated the
That's interesting. So Ada was more popular, not because it makes it
harder to make mistakes, but because it makes it harder to be a jerk.
One more reason to force Ada on the rest of the world!