On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 11:42:31PM -0500, Michael Gilbert wrote: "At 12:47 PM 11/29/2004, Harbaugh, John S wrote: [..] >[..] Fully qualified dot naming, [..] [..] >all contribute to a mindset that values programs which read like >structured English. I agree with this to a point. My one argument, though, is that people (even Ada people) seem to ignore the use of fully-qualified names whenever they can. I find this "wordiness" to be one of the most useful aspects of the language. Nearly every time I download an example Ada program from the net it seems to start with "with X; use X;", leading to potentially confusing code. [..]" I am also disappointed that Ada programmers often use use clauses.