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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 5 Oct 2000 16:22:36 -0500
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> .....  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
> newbies.

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!


Wes Groleau