Rationale for Ada 2012

John Barnes
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8.8 Streaming

Ada 2005 was somewhat unclear regarding streaming values from and to containers. This is clarified in Ada 2012. Thus if V is a vector container then V'Write writes Length(V) elements to the stream concerned.
An important point is that in order to simplify the interchange between containers, we are assured that we can stream between them using 'Write and 'Read. Thus we can stream between a bounded and an unbounded container as well as between two bounded or two unbounded containers provided of course that the elements all have the same subtype.

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