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.