>It takes less time in Ada to make a *working* product. One that pretty >much does just about all of what it's supposed to. But one that >sorta kinda appears to work if you don't look closely - good enough for >release to a non-discerning public used to Microsoft's lack of quality - >that can be done quicker in C, C++ etc. I've certainly not noticed that in my own work. I can throw together a demo or little throw-away app at least as fast, and usually faster, in Ada. There are more powerful language constructs that simply do more, more correctly, in a single statement. Of course it helps to use my personal toolkit of handy Ada code, just as an experienced C* person would use his. My fingers can also type "if x then" faster than "if(x)" or other things from the top row of the keyboard.