I would be more worried about the availability of trained OO SW
engineers.  Just because someone
claims they know C++/Java/Ada95/(Insert your favorite OO language) does
not mean they understand
and can implement OO concepts.  If someone is a capable OO SW engineer,
that means they know
at least one OO programming language and learning another one is not
difficult.

Darren

P.S. From personal experience, I would go with Ada95 just because of the
fewer inherent "gotchas" that it
has compared to C++.  See "Effective C++: 50 Simple Ways to Improve Your
Programs & Designs" by
Meyers, and "C++ FAQ's" by Cline/Lomow for examples.  These guys are
making money selling books
on how to work around silly C++isms!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roepe, Marsha [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, January 09, 1998 10:11 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Are Ada Programmers really that hard to find?
>
> To this completely unbiased group of professionals:
>
> I'm working on a trade study comparing ada 95 to c++. One big issue is
> availability of trained Ada programmmers... ready to go OO!
> Are Ada programmers really that hard to find?
>
> 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
> up?
>
> What's your thoughts?
>
>
> Marsha S. Roepe
> DCMC Lockheed Martin Orlando
> Industrial / Software Engineer
> (407) 306 - 5448