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The language
Ada 95
From C/C++ to Ada

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A very important paper has been available and neglected for a long time. Read "Comparing Development Costs of C and Ada", written by Stephen F. Zeigler, Ph.D., of Rational Software Corporation.

If you know someone (programmer or manager) who doesn't understand that Ada is much more efficient, maintainable, and cost-effective than C and its scions, get them to read this paper. Maybe they'll understand the bottom line:

Ada is an asset, using it is profitable;
and by comparison C is a liability.

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