From:  Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>

> [said Ron]
> >
> > 3)  The language is too large, or too verbose, etc.  This was always
> >     (IMHO) a fictional argument.  The language is so much like Pascal,
> >     so regular, and so well documented that what seems like it should
> >     work normally does work and if it works one way doing one thing it
> >     works the same way doing something else.
>
> C++ is less verbose?

C'mon... he wasn't taking that position (read the second sentence).

> [etc...]

I think Ron was answering in the vein of "here is some of what people
say about Ada and some of what I think about it," not "these are the
disadvantages of Ada"...