Rationale for the Design of the Ada Programming Language
This book presents the rationale behind the design and development of the programming language Ada. The materials incorporating corrections to its original printing by the Ada Joint Program Office (AJPO), will be essential reading for all those currently using the language as well as those considering its adoption.
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Introduction and Preface
General Program Structure Visibility and Overloading
Representation Clauses and Machine Dependences
Separate Compilation and Libraries
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