Ada 95 Rationale - The Language - The Standard Libraries
by Laurent Guerby
This document describes the rationale for Ada 95, the revised International Standard. The first part is an Introduction to Ada 95; it presents a general discussion of the scope and objectives of Ada 95 and its major technical features. The second part contains a more detailed chapter by chapter account of the Core language. The third part covers the various Annexes which address the predefined environment and the needs of specialized application areas.
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The history of Ada, sample programs, lexical conventions, basics types of Ada, control structures, arrays, records, subprograms, packages, generics, exceptions, files, access types, object oriented features of Ada, concurrency support, etc.
by John English - Prentice Hall
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