Phil > Is there a Ada-specific method to add persistant data capabilities
to an application?

Since I consider the distributed annex, input-output, and bindings
to databases or CORBA to be just Ada's ways of spelling the same
capabilities that are available to programmers in other languages,
the answer might be no, there is not an Ada-specific method of
making objects in an application persistent that could not be
emulated in other languages.

Mike Brenner