Selecting an Ada Compilation System

Selecting an Ada Compilation System

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In 1983 there were just three compilers that implemented the full Ada language. By 1989, there were 171 base compilers and 70 derived compilers supplied by about fifty independent vendors. The proliferation of compilation systems spawned the need for a book such as this, which aims to guide Ada users in effectively formulating their requirements for a software project, evaluating those requirements, and selecting an Ada compilation system based on the evaluation. For the purposes of this guidebook the compilation system is taken to be those tools that are an integral part of the Ada system: the editor, compiler, various listing tools, linker, target loader, and debugger. It begins in Part I with a number of chapters discussing applications, such as size or interfacing. Part II consists of questions and answers specifically chosen to yield significant information about choosing a compilation system. The last part contains a number of chapters on various sources of information. The conclusions found in this book should prove essential reading for anyone considering adoption of the Ada programming language and will be of value to the entire Ada community.Further examples of the need to use machine code arise where there is a requirement to interface to a hardware device ... This can happen where the target machine has special instructions for controlling the device, or the device uses specialanbsp;...

Title:Selecting an Ada Compilation System
Author: J. Dawes, M. J. Pickett
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1990

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