This volume presents the findings of the Ada-Europe specialist group for compiler assessment. The conclusions of this group should prove essential reading for anyone considering adoption of the Ada programming language and will be of value to the entire Ada community. The findings have been presented in an edited form, making them accessible to the new recruit to this rapidly expanding community.
Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Part I. Application Requirements: 1. Introduction to Part I; 2. Long lifetime; 3. Large program size; 4. Portability; 5. Compile-time operational qualities; 6. Software interfacing; 7. Run-time operational qualities; 8. Concurrency; 9. Security; 10. Time constraints; 11. Host-target development; 12. Embedded application systems; 13. Hardware interfacing; 14. Exploitation of target and computational capacity; 15. Multiprocessing; 16. Use of high level tools; 17. Training; Part II. Questionnaires: 18. Introduction to Part II; 19. Compilation system facilities; 20. Quality and documentation; 21. Performance and capacity; 22. Run-time implementation concerns; 23. Architectural considerations; 24. Man machine interface; 25. Language-related characteristics; 26. Tool-building activities; 27. Contractual Matters; Part III. Sources of Information: 28. Introduction to Part III; 29. Benchmarks; 30. Evaluation systems; 31. Published literature; Glossary; References.