Thu, 7 Jun 2001 09:31:11 -0400
> I have a requirement, where in i have to port the application written =
> in ADA to C++. Is there any tool available for porting ?.=20
AverCom has a technology for translating Ada 95 to pure C, or to
a subset of C++. This technology is available in two forms,
one as an Ada 95 compiler, which just happens to use optimized
ANSI C as its intermediate representation. This allows you
to continue to maintain the Ada source, while using a C or C++
compiler for the final compilation process.
In the other form, a one-time translation is performed,
carrying over the Ada comments and the Ada source
code structure into the generated C/C++. Further
development is then done by editing the generated C/C++.
We have generally made this latter form available only as a service,
with a fee based on number of lines of code to be translated.
Of course switching to using C or C++ as the source language
involves significant loss in compile-time checking on any
further changes to the software. Keeping with Ada as the
source language ensures that all of the compile-time and
run-time checking provided by Ada is continued during further
changes to the system.
> Thanks in Advance
> Prabhath S
Please let us know if you are interested further in this technology.
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