Ada 2005 Rationale

The Language, The Standard Libraries

  • Authors
  • John┬áBarnes

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5020)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. John Barnes
    Pages 1-29
  3. John Barnes
    Pages 31-64
  4. John Barnes
    Pages 65-92
  5. John Barnes
    Pages 93-117
  6. John Barnes
    Pages 119-148
  7. John Barnes
    Pages 149-175
  8. John Barnes
    Pages 177-203
  9. John Barnes
    Pages 205-242
  10. John Barnes
    Pages 243-259
  11. Back Matter

About this book


Ada 2005 is the latest version of the International Standard for the programming language Ada. Formally, it is an Amendment of ISO/IEC 8652:1995 (E) rather than a completely new standard. The primary goals for the new version were to enhance its capabilities particularly in those areas where its reliability and predictability are of great value. Accordingly, a number of intriguing and attractive ideas have been included and implemented in a coherent manner as appropriate to the level of perfection necessary for the diligent maintenance of a language standard.

The Ada 2005 Rationale describes not only the changes from Ada 95 but also the reason for the changes. It starts with an introduction providing a general overview and this is followed by seven chapters focusing on OOP; access types; structure and visibility; tasking and real time; exceptions, generics, etc.; the predefined library; and containers. The book concludes with an epilogue largely concerned with compatibility issues.


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