ISO/IEC 8652

Information technology - Programming languages - Ada

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Organization: ISO
Publication Date: 15 December 2012
Status: active
Page Count: 854
ICS Code (Languages used in information technology): 35.060
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This International Standard specifies the form and meaning of programs written in Ada. Its purpose is to promote the portability of Ada programs to a variety of computing systems.

Ada is a programming language designed to support the construction of long-lived, highly reliable software systems. The language includes facilities to define packages of related types, objects, and operations. The packages may be parameterized and the types may be extended to support the construction of libraries of reusable, adaptable software components. The operations may be implemented as subprograms using conventional sequential control structures, or as entries that include synchronization of concurrent threads of control as part of their invocation. Ada supports object-oriented programming by providing classes and interfaces, inheritance, polymorphism of variables and methods, and generic units. The language treats modularity in the physical sense as well, with a facility to support separate compilation.

The language provides rich support for real-time, concurrent programming, and includes facilities for multicore and multiprocessor programming. Errors can be signaled as exceptions and handled explicitly. The language also covers systems programming; this requires precise control over the representation of data and access to system-dependent properties. Finally, a predefined environment of standard packages is provided, including facilities for, among others, input-output, string manipulation, numeric elementary functions, and random number generation, and definition and use of containers.

Document History

February 1, 2016
Programming languages - Ada TECHNICAL CORRIGENDUM 1
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ISO/IEC 8652
December 15, 2012
Information technology - Programming languages - Ada
This International Standard specifies the form and meaning of programs written in Ada. Its purpose is to promote the portability of Ada programs to a variety of computing systems. Ada is a...
March 15, 2007
Information technology - Programming languages - Ada AMENDMENT 1
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February 15, 1995
Information Technology - Programming Languages - Ada
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January 1, 1995
Information Technology - Programming Languages - Ada
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