Mike Feldman (speaking of Peter Coffee) writes:

<< He writes about software development every week in PC Week, and often
 harps on the safety- and business-critical issues that are near and
 dear to us. But he used to use the "A-word" and doesn;t use it anymore. >>

Actually, Coffee very recently said:

"The C programming language was essentially a virus: It took over new
environments for reasons that were not in the interest of the host because it
lacked the kind of software engineering support that was part of languages
such as Ada. C++ inherits these flaws, complicating the task of software
toolmakers such as Genitor Corp."

See:

  http://www.zdnet.com/pcweek/stories/columns/0,4351,375038,00.html

Bard Crawford
Stage Harbor Software