This strikes me as patently false, along with your statement that C obviously costs less to develop than Ada. I would say in my experience, C costs less up to a couple hundred lines of code. Beyond this, I have found myself far more productive in Ada than I ever was/would have been in C. I suppose it is probable that I had executables far sooner in C, but I certainly have *working* ones far sooner in Ada. --Martin -----Original Message----- From: Roger Racine [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 1:31 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Anti-Ada Arguments There is a higher cost-overrun risk using Ada than using C, C++ or Java, due to the extra work done to generate the Ada code. A good development process will help lower the risk, but not get rid of it.