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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Stephen Leake <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 17:06:12 -0500
In-Reply-To: Michael Feldman's message of "Tue, 5 Dec 2000 15:43:56 -0500"
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Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> [said John]
> >
> > >Quiz: who knows what the GNAT extensions are? I know at least

-gnatX enables 'with type foo;'.

Interestingly, -gnatX does not seem to be documented in the "secret
gnat documentation" ; the gnat user guide. So maybe we've finally
found a true instance of "secret gnat documentation" :)

> >
> > How about package System.Tasking?
> >
> > John
> >
> Hmmm - I just looked at this for the first time. Interesting
> package, but as far as I can tell, it's "just" a package. Yeah,
> the whole Ada 95 tasking area is much more flexible than Ada 83.
> Does System.Tasking extend the set of legal programs?
> I was thinking of something that definitely does. A _syntactic_
> extension, actually. Hint: it's a proposed extension for Ada 0y
> and facilitates producing bindings.
> Mike

-- Stephe