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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "Brashear, Phil" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 07:09:04 -0500
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This is the complete official list of compilers that have successfully
completed conformity testing (validation) under the auspices of the AJPO and
the Ada Resource Association (ARA).  "Complete" is relative -- it takes a
finite positive amount of time to get new entries.  As a test of that time,
you might start observing.  We expect to complete testing on one or more
compilers tomorrow.  Let's see how long it takes to get the list updated.

There is also a list of all the Ada 95 implementations tested by the EDS
Conformance Testing Center at
http://www.eds-conform.com   To date, no other Ada Conformity Testing
Laboratory (ACAL, formerly AVF) has done testing with ACVC 2.1, the current
test suite version, so this is the complete list of ACVC 2.1-tested
implementations.  (The ACVC is now known as the Ada Conformity Assessment
Test Suite, ACATS.  All this nomenclature changing is attributable to the
ongoing development of an ISO standard for Ada Conformity Assessment.)

Phil Brashear
EDS Conformance Testing Center
4646 Needmore Road, Bin 46
P.O. Box 24593
Dayton, OH  45424-0593
(937) 237-4510
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www.eds-conform.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Conn [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, December 14, 1998 8:05 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Compiler Hosts and Targets
>
> I was also on http://www.adaic.org/ last night, and I thought their
> database of compiler vendors was very well-organized and useful
> (I quickly found the answers I was looking for).  Two small items:
>
> 1. Is this the complete, "official" reference for all Ada compilers?  I'd
>    like to simply be able to point people to one place to answer compiler
>    availability questions.
> 2. I could not find a way to get simply a complete list.  I had to ask
>    for subsets.  Would the ARA consider adding a feature for getting
>    just a complete list (all compilers in the database)?
>
> Rick
>
> ============
> Richard Conn        mailto:[log in to unmask]
> PAL and SDE Manager http://xenadu.home.mindspring.com/
>
> Opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily those of others
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Tucker Taft
> > Sent: Monday, December 14, 1998 5:59 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Compiler Hosts and Targets
> >
> >
> > Here is a slightly edited version of a list of compiler hosts
> > and targets I sent around a few weeks ago, along with a list
> > of companies that sell Ada-supportive tools.  I would appreciate
> > any comments, additions, deletions, etc.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > -Tucker Taft [log in to unmask]
> > --------------------------------------
> >             A d a    C o m p i l e r s   a n d   T o o l s
> >
> > The following is a partial list of Hosts, Targets, and operating systems
> > supported by various Ada compiler vendors:
> >
> >     Hosts:
> >        SPARC/Solaris, HP9000/HP-UX, RS6000/AIX, IBM390/MVS,
> >        Intelx86/Win-NT/9X, SGI/IRIX, Concurrent/PowerMAX,
> Intelx86/Linux,
> >        Intelx86/OS/2, PowerMAC/Tenon, VAX/VMS, Alpha/Open-VMS,
> >        Intelx86/DOS, Alpha/DEC-Unix, Siemens-Nixdorf RM200/SINIX
> >
> >     Targets: All the above hosts plus:
> >        PowerPC/VxWorks, PowerPC/Raven, Intelx86/PharLapETS,
> >        PowerPC/Integrity, HP7xx/HP-RT, MIPS/VxWorks, RAD6000/VxWorks,
> >        68K/VxWorks, Pentium/VxWorks, ADI-21020/Bare, i960/HAOS,
> >        PowerPC/LynxOS, ADI-SHARC/Virtuoso, IBM390/CICS, Nighthawk 6800
> >
> > The Hosts and Targets list is not complete, as some compilers
> > are used in-house without being officially validated, while others
> > are in the process of development.  In particular, there are a
> > number of GNAT-derivatives being used for production work for targets
> > or hosts not listed above.
> >
> > There are also Ada 95 compilers that generate Java byte codes, as well
> > as those that generate optimized ISO/ANSI C as their intermediate code,
> > allowing integration with JVM-based environments, as well as with
> > any existing
> > ISO/ANSI-C-supportive environment.  In addition, there is the GNAT
> > compiler supported by Ada Core Technologies, which targets the
> > GNU "GCC" optimizer and backend.  As with GCC, the GNAT compiler
> operates
> > under the "open source" principle (the GNAT front end is written
> > in Ada 95 itself).  Given these three integration approaches
> > (JVM, ISO/ANSI C, and GCC), plus the existing retargetable
> > technologies of the other compiler vendors, an Ada 95 capability
> > is readily available on essentially any platform of interest now
> > or in the future.
> >
> >
> > The Ada compiler and tool market is served by a number of
> > software vendors.
> >
> > The following vendors provide multiple Ada compilers (those marked with
> a
> > "*" are members of the Ada Resource Association -- www.adaresource.org):
> >
> >     *Ada Core Technologies  (www.gnat.com)
> >     *Aonix (www.aonix.com)
> >     *AverStar (formerly Intermetrics)  (www.averstar.com)
> >     *DDC-I  (www.ddci.com)
> >     *Green Hills Software  (www.ghs.com)
> >      Irvine Compiler Corp (www.irvine.com)
> >     *O. C. Systems (www.ocsystems.com)
> >     *Rational Software (www.rational.com)
> >      RR Software (www.rrsoftware.com)
> >      TLD Systems
> >
> > There are also companies who just offer compilers for their own
> > hardware or chips; for example:
> >
> >     Analog Devices (for the SHARC) (www.analog.com)
> >     Concurrent (www.ccur.com)
> >     SGI (www.sgi.com)
> >
> > There are also a number of tool companies which provide
> > Ada-supportive tools;
> > for example:
> >
> >     Ainslie Software (AdaJNI -- www.ainslie-software.com)
> >     GrammaTech (Ada-Assured -- www.grammatech.com)
> >     Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS Ada Xcessories -- www.ics.com)
> >     IPL (AdaTest -- www.iplbath.com)
> >     McCabe and Associates (McCabe QA/Test/Reengineer/2000 --
> > www.mccabe.com)
> >     Objective Interface Systems (ORBExpress/Ada -- www.ois.com)
> >     Praxis Critical Systems (SPARK -- www.praxis-cs.co.uk)
> >     Vector Software (AdaCAST -- www.vectors.com)
> >
> > A number of the compiler vendors also sell Ada-supportive tools
> > The Ada compiler and tool market is approximately $100 Million.
> >
> > Ada training and mentoring services are also available from many
> > of the above product companies, plus from various other companies
> > and independent consultants.
> >
> > For a sampling of projects that have used Ada successfully, see
> > http://www.adaic.org/projects/successes.html.
> >

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