I may be biased, but I tend to find a much lower tendency among female programmers to be dishonest about their skills, and thus do not say they know C++ when they are smart enough to realize that that would be a lie for all but perhaps 5 people on this planet. (http://groups.google.no/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/f0f59b2b18124881) (Erik Naggum)