Simon Wright wrote: >>From: "Alexandre E. Kopilovitch" <[log in to unmask]> >> >> > > > >>Well, I'll try. The difficulty is that I can't, in principle, >>present a concrete example. If a problem has good description then >>of course, Ada is better, safer etc. language for it then C++. And >>if you believe that programming always follows satisfactory >>description of the problem then you surely will not see my >>point. But in my experience, in many real cases programmers aren't >>provided with such a description, and are forced to explore the >>domain area themselves, and at the same time they must demonstrate >>their progress in coding. >> >> > >Strange definition of progress, since they have no real idea which way >they should be going. So they may be proceeding in the wrong direction. > This reminds me of a software application department meeting where a co-op ask why there was no apparent software design being done to insure a better product. The manager stated [without blinking or a smile] that there was no time to design software because lines of code was the only true product of the group. I left shortly there after. The product line is no longer there [and neighter is sthe manager].