Yes, I agree. I don't think knowledge of Ada is required, but a basic practitioner's understanding of programming is probably the differentiating factor. I've submitted my five stars already. -- Dave Pat Rogers wrote: > > >It's interesting that those who know something > >about Ada give it 5 stars, and those who know > >nothing (generally seem to be students) hate > >the book and give it 1 star. Nothing in between. > > Probably. The Preface indicates that it isn't intended for those that > know nothing about programming, but perhaps it should be said on the > back cover! In any case, I suggest that those of us that like the > book say so at amazon.com!