[log in to unmask] (David D. Shochat) wrote: >I guess I finally need to speak up after a long "lurking" period. I >think a little perspective has to be injected here. Ever since I started >working for Raytheon in 9/97, I have been struck by the high quality of >my management, including technically. It is of course a big company >(especially after merger with Hughes, TI, E-Systems) and I have >visibility only into a small part. But that part is using nothing but >Ada and with full support of management, on several related projects. I >found Wesley's post painful especially realizing we both work for the >same company, but there is a bigger picture which does not all point in >the same direction. A "mandate" from company headquarters might not favor Ada, so look at the diverse situation as an opportunity to compare results from two different approaches. Presuming your (newly formed:-) company has excellent people doing the C work, the engineering "results" could turn out beyond reproach. If so, however, the financial "results" might be otherwise in terms of the degree of effort to get the engineering correct.