1.3 Terms and DefinitionsDefinitions
Terms are defined throughout this International Standard,
indicated by italic
type. Terms explicitly defined in this International
Standard are not to be presumed to refer implicitly to similar terms
defined elsewhere. Mathematical terms not defined
in this International Standard are to be interpreted according to the
CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Second Edition. Other
not defined in this International
Standard are to be interpreted according to the Webster's Third New
International Dictionary of the English Language
. Informal descriptions
of some terms are also given in Annex N
Discussion: The index contains an entry
for every defined term.
Each term defined in
is marked like this.
Here are some AARM-only definitions:
The Ada Rapporteur Group (ARG)
interprets the Ada Reference Manual RM83
An Ada Issue (AI) is a numbered
ruling from the ARG. Ada Issues created for Ada
83 are denoted as "AI83", while Ada Issues created for Ada
95 are denoted as "AI95" in this document. Similarly, Ada Issues created for Ada 2005 are denoted as "AI05"
The Ada Commentary Integration
Document (ACID) is an edition of the Ada 83 RM RM83
in which clearly marked insertions and deletions indicate the effect
of integrating the approved AIs.
Uniformity Rapporteur Group (URG) issued issues
recommendations intended to increase uniformity across Ada implementations.
The functions of the URG have been assumed by the
A Uniformity Issue
(UI) was is
a numbered recommendation from the URG. A Defect
Report and Response is an official query to WG9 about an error in the
standard. Defect Reports are processed by the ARG, and are referenced
here by their ISO numbers: 8652/nnnn. Most changes to the Ada 95 standard
include reference(s) to the Defect Report(s) that prompted the change.
Ada Conformity Assessment Test Suite (ACATS) is a set of tests
intended to check the conformity of Ada implementations to this standard.
This set of tests was previously known as the Ada Compiler Validation
Ada 2005 and 2012 Editions sponsored in part by Ada-Europe