From: "S. Ron Oliver" <[log in to unmask]> > Fact is, if we assume the code is implemented to meet some reasonable > degree of quality, in either language, it is fairly easy to show doing it > in Ada can take as little as one tenth the time it would take to do the > same quality implementation in C++. Oh, I agree completely. But how much code in C meets some reasonable degree of quality before release? > Moreover, the ongoing maintenance of the C++ > code will be considerably more labor intensify than maintenance of the Ada > code. I'm not sure 20 to 1 is the right figure, but it is believable. The figures were measured values. Which may not be typical, but then again, may be.