Here are three, based on my experiences since the University of Dayton's
switch from Ada to C++ several years ago.

To take advantage of strong typing from the beginning
To avoid traps built into the languages (E.g., "=" vs "==", array overruns)
To take advantage of helpful error messages

Phil Brashear
[Still an Ada fanatic, even after leaving the Ada world]

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From: Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy (83 & 95)
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Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 10:01 AM
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Subject: The question at hand:


I am surprised there have been no takers yet (ok, I know, turkey weekend,
but still). I am hoping to use responses to build a better FAQ, articles,
etc. The question was:

Why should any one learn Ada as their first language?

If we can't give a compelling answer to a question like that, we are in big
trouble....

David Botton