1.3 Terms and Definitions
Terms are defined throughout this document, indicated
type. Terms explicitly defined in this document are
not to be presumed to refer implicitly to similar terms defined elsewhere.
Mathematical terms not defined in this document are to be interpreted
according to the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Second Edition
Other terms not defined in this document are to be interpreted according
to the Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English
. Informal descriptions of some terms are also given in Annex
Discussion: The index contains an entry
for every defined term.
Each term defined in
is marked like this.
Here are some AARM-only definitions:
The Ada Rapporteur Group (ARG)
interprets the Ada Reference Manual.
Ada Issue (AI) is a numbered ruling from the ARG. Ada Issues created
for Ada 83 are denoted as "AI83", while Ada Issues created
for Ada 95 are denoted as "AI95" in this document. Similarly,
Ada Issues created for Ada 2005 are denoted as "AI05"
Ada Commentary Integration Document (ACID) is an edition of the Ada 83
RM in which clearly marked insertions and deletions indicate the effect
of integrating the approved AIs.
Uniformity Rapporteur Group (URG) issued recommendations intended to
increase uniformity across Ada implementations. The functions of the
URG have been assumed by the ARG.
Uniformity Issue (UI) was a numbered recommendation from the URG. A Defect
Report and Response is an official query to WG9 about an error in the
standard. Defect Reports are processed by the ARG, and are referenced
here by their ISO numbers: 8652/nnnn. Most changes to the Ada 95 standard
include reference(s) to the Defect Report(s) that prompted the change.
Ada Conformity Assessment Test Suite (ACATS)
is a set of tests
intended to check the conformity of Ada implementations to this standard.
This set of tests was previously known as the Ada Compiler Validation
Ada 2005 and 2012 Editions sponsored in part by Ada-Europe