Rationale for Ada 2012
1.4 Overview: Conclusions
This overview of Ada 2012 should have given the reader
an appreciation of the important new features in Ada 2012. Some quite
promising features failed to be included partly because the need for
them was not clear and also because a conclusive design proved elusive.
The remaining chapters will expand on the six major
topics of this overview in more detail.
It is worth briefly reviewing the guidelines (see
above) to see whether Ada 2012
The group a) items were about extending the advantages
of Ada and specifically mentioned containers, contracts and real-time.
There are many new features for containers, pre- and postconditions have
been added and so have facilities for multiprocessors.
The group b) items were about eliminating shortcomings,
increasing safety and particularly mentioned improvements to access types
and storage management. This has been achieved with corrections to accessibility
checks, the introduction of subpools and so on.
It seems clear from this brief check that indeed
Ada 2012 does meet the objectives set for it.
Finally, I need to thank all those who have helped
in the preparation of this Rationale and especially Randy Brukardt, Ed
Schonberg and Tucker Taft.
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