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Using Ada (R) on a workstation for large projectsAlsys has implemented validated Ada compilers that are hosted and targeted on a variety of microprocessor-based workstations, including the IBM PC/AT. The availability of Ada compilers for these kinds of inexpensive, widely available machines considerably enhances the development options for large efforts such as the NASA Space Station, and this is addressed from both an implementation and a user perspective. First, the issue of large program development on a workstation is discussed: how the compiler must handle this, and how an inherently decentralized approach can be managed. Next, the focus is on code efficiency and the compiler and run-time design decisions that help meet this goal are described. It is concluded with a presentation of benchmarks that are quite encouraging with respect to the run-time efficiency of Ada code compared with other languages.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Avakian, Arra S.
(Alsys, Inc. Waltham, MA, United States)
Brosgol, Benjamin M.
(Alsys, Inc. Waltham, MA, United States)
Gart, Mitchell
(Alsys, Inc. Waltham, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, First International Conference on Ada (R) Programming Language Applications for the NASA Space Station, Volume 1
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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