Just in case anyone wants to know, "ASIS" is
an ambiguous term:
The Ada Semantic Interface Specification
is an ISO standard (now version 2.0) for an API
used to build tools.
The American Society for Information Science
(http://www.asis.org) is obviously a society
The Application Software Installation Server
apparently a tool.
The confusion between the first and third causes
unfortunate difficulties in doing a web search
for an "ASIS tool to find shared variables."
Which ASIS is "standard" ? :-) :-)