3.11.1 Completions of Declarations
Declarations sometimes come in two parts.
declaration that requires a second part is said to require completion
The second part is called the completion
the declaration (and of the entity declared), and is either another declaration,
a body, or a pragma
is a body
or an expression_function_declaration
that completes another declaration, or a renaming-as-body (see 8.5.4
Name Resolution Rules
A construct that can
be a completion is interpreted as the completion of a prior declaration
The declaration and the completion occur immediately
within the same declarative region;
If the declaration is overloadable, then the completion
either has a type-conformant profile, or is a pragma
An implicit declaration shall not have a completion.
For any explicit declaration that is specified to
, there shall be a corresponding explicit completion,
unless the declared entity is imported (see B.1
At most one completion is allowed for a given declaration.
Additional requirements on completions appear where each kind of completion
A type is completely defined
at a place that is after its full type definition (if it has one) and
after all of its subcomponent types are completely defined. A type shall
be completely defined before it is frozen (see 13.14
98 Completions are in principle allowed
for any kind of explicit declaration. However, for some kinds of declaration,
the only allowed completion is an implementation-defined pragma, and
implementations are not required to have any such pragmas.
99 There are rules that prevent premature
uses of declarations that have a corresponding completion. The Elaboration_Checks
prevent such uses at run time for
subprograms, protected operations, tasks, and generic units. The rules
” prevent, at compile time, premature uses of other entities
such as private types and deferred constants.
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