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Foreword to this version of the Ada Reference Manual

 The International Standard for the programming language Ada is ISO/IEC 8652:2012(E).
 The Ada Working Group ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG 9 is tasked by ISO with the work item to interpret and maintain the International Standard and to produce Technical Corrigenda, as appropriate. The technical work on the International Standard is performed by the Ada Rapporteur Group (ARG) of WG 9. In June 2015, WG 9 approved and forwarded Technical Corrigendum 1 to SC 22 for ISO approval, which was granted in December 2015. Technical Corrigendum 1 was published in February 2016.
 In June 2016, WG 9 approved a tentative schedule for the preparation of an Amendment or Revision to the International Standard, with a delivery no earlier than 2018. For the purposes of this document, we'll call this Ada 202x, even though the final timing and form has not yet been determined.
 The Technical Corrigendum lists the individual changes that need to be made to the text of the International Standard to correct errors, omissions or inconsistencies. The corrections specified in Technical Corrigendum 1 are part of the International Standard ISO/IEC 8652:2012(E).
 It is not known whether ISO will publish a document that merges the changes of Ada 202x into the text of the International Standard. However, ISO rules require that the project editor for the International Standard be able to produce such a document on demand.
 This version of the Ada Reference Manual is what the project editor would provide to ISO in response to such a request. It incorporates the changes specified in the Technical Corrigendum and Ada 202xinto the text of ISO/IEC 8652:2012(E). It should be understood that the publication of any ISO document involves changes in general format, boilerplate, headers, etc., as well as a review by professional editors that may introduce editorial changes to the text. This version of the Ada Reference Manual is therefore neither an official ISO document, nor a version guaranteed to be identical to an official ISO document, should ISO decide to reprint the International Standard incorporating an approved Technical Corrigendum and the Amendment. It is nevertheless a best effort to be as close as possible to the technical content of such an updated document. In the case of a conflict between this document and Ada 202x (or between this document and Technical Corrigendum 1 as approved by ISO in the case of paragraphs not changed by the Corrigendum; or between this document and the original 8652:2012 in the case of paragraphs not changed by Technical Corrigendum 1), the other documents contain the official text of the International Standard ISO/IEC 8652:2012(E).
 As it is very inconvenient to have the Reference Manual for Ada specified in three documents, this consolidated version of the Ada Reference Manual is made available to the public.

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