At 12:11 PM 1/9/98 -0500, Roepe, Marsha wrote:

>Are Ada programmers really that hard to find?

This is one of the big detrimental side effects of programming in Ada,
information hiding is a key aspect of the language, which seems to include
the fact that someone happens to be a skilled Ada programmer.  I know
they're out there, as I've personally trained thousands of them.

>The second big issue seems to be, will there be support for Ada later
>on?  Sure there's stuff now, but will the pool of 3rd party support dry

Good thing you've asked an unbiased audience THAT question.  I'd imagine
that any member of this list would respond something like: "over my dead
body"; of course, we will eventually die off, but expect that we'll leave a
legacy of intelligent, highly disciplined Ada programmers behind us.
Unless, of course we all go the way of a few other "greats" in the industry
and wind up spending our lives publishing high quality photographs on the
Keith Shillington - [log in to unmask]
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