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The Use of Representation Clauses and Implementation-Dependent Features in Ada: I. Overview

July 1987 Technical Report
B. Craig Meyers, Andrea L. Cappellini

This report, the first in a series, presents an overview of the aspects of the Ada language relating to representation clauses and implementation-dependent features. Particular emphasis is given to the use of Ada for application to packed data structures.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-87-TR-014

Abstract

This report, the first in a series, presents an overview of the aspects of the Ada language relating to representation clauses and implementation-dependent features. Particular emphasis is given to the use of Ada for application to packed data structures. This report is in part tutorial, and several examples from real-time, mission- critical systems are discussed in detail. A brief discussion of design guidelines for the use of representation clauses and implementation-dependent features is included.