Your argument as stated now becomes language independent again.  It says
basically that the risk of cost growth is higher for projects that spend
more time in design.  (With perhaps some hidden premise that Ada requires
you to spend more time in design-- I don't believe this is true, rather I
think Ada makes it easier to do better design work).


-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Racine [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 2:23 PM
To: Carlisle, Martin; [log in to unmask]
Subject: RE: Anti-Ada Arguments
project.  The argument
is completely with the -risk of cost growth-.  So, for With the
Ada estimate, the risk of cost increase is higher, due to the extra cost
associated with the design work associated with a well-designed Ada
program.  This cost is related to higher-level design problems.