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Ada tasking and dynamic memory: To use or not to use, that's a question!

  • Philippe Waroquiers
Experience Reports
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1088)

Abstract

During the development of the TACTICAL system (the European air traffic flow management application), some key decisions were taken about the usage of Ada tasking and dynamic memory. This paper presents the key factors that were taken into account to decide whether or not to use these two functionalities during the development. It shows how these initial design decisions were re-assessed during the development process.

Keywords

Tasking Dynamic Memory Design Air Traffic Control Ada 83 Experience 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Waroquiers
    • 1
  1. 1.EUROCONTROL/CFMU Engineering DivisionBrusselsBelgium

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