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Re: Ada Common Environment?


>f.y.i.  So is this what standards efforts look like after ANSI?

I'm not sure I'd call it a standards effort. The Ada language has always been
managed a little differently than other languages. (You might say that about
each of the languages.) The Ada Resource Association is made up of the major
producers of Ada compilers and tools. They wanted to do more things in common
than the revised standard (ISO/IEC 8652:1995 "Ada95") requires.

-- Bob Mathis, Executive Director, Ada Resource Association (and former Chairman

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From: "Jon L. White" <jonl@harlequin.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 13:15:50 -0700
To: x3j13@ai.sri.com, alu@ai.sri.com
Subject: Ada Common Environment?

f.y.i.  So is this what standards efforts look like after ANSI?

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 13:48:43 -0400
From: Artstewart@aol.com
Subject: Ada Common Environment
. . .

Please Contact:  Art Stewart (617) 641-1225
E-mail:  ArtStewart@aol.com

Ada Resource Association Begins Program to Standardize How Ada is Used and
Implemented with External Services

Coordination With Vendors Designed to Make Ada the Most Portable Language

(July 16, 1996 -- Columbus, OH)  The Ada Resource Association (ARA), the
professional trade association engaged in meeting the expanding requirements
of the worldwide Ada user community, has begun a program that will
standardize how Ada is used and implemented with external services.

The Association has formed the Ada Common Environment (ACE), which will
coordinate with Ada compiler and tools vendors to ensure that all Ada
implementations support common external interfaces.  The ARA's intention is
to build on the new international standard for Ada95 -- which provides many
facilities for integrating multi-language software systems - with the goal of
making Ada the most portable language in software development.

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