[plug] [why not staroffice]

Mike from West Australia erazmus at wantree.com.au
Thu Oct 5 14:05:20 WST 2000

At 01:43 PM 5/10/2000 +0800, you wrote:
>Mike from West Australia wrote:
>> To 'start' and teach programming and learn structure for neophytes,
>> one would consider Ada, Pascal etc
>> Yes I did put my flame suit on with SPF-500 too ;-)
>Pascal's fine (if limited) - Oberon would be a better Pascalish choice - but
>Ada? Pffft! Nuke the problem and handle the consequences with traps. Fabulous
>idea, why don't Microsoft adopt it?

We're talking about reaching structure etc, Not as a final productivity
tool and yes I would use ada traps as you put it to illustrate common
debug problems as a traching tool, been there done that :)



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