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Just want to point out that a secondary issue has been introduced to this
conversation that makes it much harder to answer the initial question.
People started talking about large scale development projects and enterprise
this and that which are valid issues to address when comparing ruby to other
languages BUT, the question at hand is should undiciplined, or just poor
quality, programmers be handed a language as dynamic and flexible as Ruby or
something that limits their ability/options to do stupid things, like Java
or Ada? Ada, as Ed pointed out, probably is a better choice than Java by
this criteria and it is alive and well in the defence industry.

-kate

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