What is your problem? You can also read things like this further down ... <snip> Avoid coding in Abundance, or using any of its principles kludged into other languages. It was designed from the ground up with the primary goal of making the maintenance programmer's job easier. Similarly avoid Eiffel or Ada since they were designed to catch bugs before a program goes into production. </snip> It is actually excellent training material! I use a similar list together with actual examples from "living" code. I call it Mr-Henssels-Red-Hot-Ears-We-Newer-Do-That-Again-Training. /soren Soren Henssel-Rasmussen Software Quality Engineer Nokia Mobile Phones, R&D Copenhagen [log in to unmask] |Colin Paul Gloster <[log in to unmask]> wrote: | | Well who's this!? I was reading some of a website on how to write | unmaintainable code ("How to Write Unmaintainable Code", | HTTP://mindprod.com/unmain.html) and found this: | | "2.Avoid Ada: About 20% of these techniques can't be used in Ada. Refuse | to use Ada. If your manager presses you, insist that no-one else uses it, | and point out that it doesn't work with your large suite of tools like lint and plummer | that work around C's failings."