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From: "S. Ron Oliver" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 17:39:36 -0700
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At 03:34 PM 2/20/01 -0800, Doran, Steven wrote:

>Does anyone know how to call an Ada 95 function by address (if possible)?

Yes.  Declare an access-to-procedure variable, assign it to the function,
then dereference it with something like "name.all", to the right of the
assignment operator, etc.

I must admit I forget the particular syntax just now (never try to remember
such things) since I haven't done it for some time, but I have done just
that in some of the sample programs in my Ada95 Test Suite.

If you have trouble getting it and no one else remembers better than I do,
I can go back and look for that code.


S. Ron Oliver, semi-retired professor of Computer Science and Computer

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