Introduction

  • W. Brauer
  • P. Brinch Hansen
  • D. Gries
  • C. Moler
  • G. Seegmüller
  • J. Stoer
  • N. Wirth
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 106)

Abstract

This report describes the programming language Ada, designed in accordance with the Steelman requirements of the United States Department of Defense. Overall, the Steelman requirements call for a language with considerable expressive power covering a wide application domain. As a result the language includes facilities offered by classical languages such as Pascal as well as facilities often found only in specialized languages. Thus the language is a modern algorithmic language with the usual control structures, and the ability to define types and subprograms. It also serves the need for modularity, whereby data, types, and subprograms can be packaged. It treats modularity in the physical sense as well, with a facility to support separate compilation.

Keywords

Syntactic Category Composite Type Access Type Program Unit Private Type 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© United States Government 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Brauer
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Brinch Hansen
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Gries
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Moler
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Seegmüller
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Stoer
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. Wirth
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Systems and Research CenterHoneywell, Inc.MinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Cii Honeywell BullLouveciennesFrance

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