> ....[Ada's] weaknesses. > These include: > - detailed list of nice things Ada doesn't have. It's misleading to call those disadvantages of Ada unless you can identify a language that DOES have them! > ........? Did C and Lisp and > Pascal catch on at Universities because of all the jobs? No, when they > got popular, the real jobs were in Cobol and Assembler. When C++ caught > on at the Universities, the jobs were in C and Pascal. Those languages > caught on because they were worthwhile, because they had something in > them that was worth teaching. Not quite. Pascal and LISP caught on in schools because educators thought they had something in them that was worth teaching. C got in the door because it was associated with Unix, and continued to grow (for a while) for the same reasons as C++. C++ caught on because administrators thought it would attract more high school hackers.