Interesting Language Rant

Jason Hall jayce at
Tue Jan 8 10:32:28 MST 2008

On Jan 8, 2008 10:30 AM, Joshua Simpson <std3rr at> wrote:

> On Jan 8, 2008 9:15 AM, Steve <smorrey at> wrote:
> > What would be the practical implications of learning a language such as
> > Ada?
> >
> Ada is relatively mainstream compared to Lisp, COBOL, etc.  It's used (and
> was developed by) the Department of Defense.  Most programming jobs in the
> military proper are heavily based around Ada, especially the Air Force and
> Marines.

it's also used for other "mission-critical" apps such as running railroads
(knew some people that used ada just for that)


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