From: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]> > (A worse problem is people who know better, but select C++ or Java where > they are not appropriate because getting the "right" things on their > resumes is more important than the success of the project.) The problem is one of job security: Do the project in Ada, it takes 30 people 2 years, then 1 person to maintain. Do it in C++, it takes 30 people 18 months, then 20 people to maintain. Unless there is a continuing stream of new Ada projects, good software engineers can't find work, whereas there's a constant demand for people to come and re-engineer the hacked rubbish in other languages. What to do about it? Pass.