Adaptive Real Time

Programming Languages

Ada Programming Language

ARTIST2 participant Alan Burns, from the University of York, is member of the “ISO Ada Standardisation body WG9”, and is chair of one of its subgroups (HRG - concerned with the use of Ada in high integrity applications). He is also a member of the Ada Rapporteur Group, which is responsible for maintaining and developing the Ada standard.

ARTIST2 participant Andy Wellings, from the University of York is a member of the Ada Technical Interpretation Committee, which is responsible for maintaining and developing the RTSJ.
Expected next major release date
Jan 2006

Technical area(s) which it addresses
Many, but includes flexible scheduling

Short Description of the Standard
An ISO standard for the Ada language

Technical Gains
  • A number of new features have been added to the language to make it more expressive in terms of its real-time features.
  • Control of resource usage and dispatching has been enhanced.
  • The type model has been extended to increase support for software engineering in general.

Previous revisions/versions on which it is based
Ada 95

Name of the relevant standardisation body
Industrial domains impacted
High integrity domain
Industrial gains
Including into the standard of the Ravenscr profile for deterministic concurrency with a safety critical language

Name of the team

Responsibilities in the standard definition
One of the 12 or so active members of ARG (a subcommittee of WG9 - which is itself an ISO committee).

Main other non-ARTIST participants in the standardisation process
Sorry too many to list, but IBM and AdaCore

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