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.
1. Introduction and preface; 2. Lexical and textual structure; 3. Classical programming; 4. Types; 5. Numeric types; 6. Access types; 7. Derived types; 8. Subprograms; 9. Packages; 10. Separate compilation and libraries; 11. General program structure - visibility and overloading; 12. Generic units; 13. Tasking ;14. Exception handling; 15. Representation classes and machine dependences; 16. Input-output; Bibliography; Index.