> If there is a gap in salaries and promotions between males and
> females, it is discrimination only if the females programmers of today
> are, on average, just as talented and skilled as the male programmers
> of today. I am not sure that is the case, unfortunately. :/ Do you
> have any reasons to think it is?
Yes, many. Based on 30 years as a programmer and manager of both male
and female developers. In fact, if I am forced to generalise I would say
that the women are usually better - not because being male or female
makes any difference - because the few that get there at the moment are
> Because if it is not the case, it is not unreasonable to expect that
> male programmers earn, on average, more than female programmers.
> Bruno Medeiros