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Page For Read 1, line 3 Ada programming language, Ada Programming Language (ANSI/MIL-STD-1815A),
57, line 14 (8,1,1,1,1) (1,1,8,1,1)
65, line 26 requires require
89, line 7 one negative one extra negative
97, line 35 above the decimal before the decimal
97, line 36 below the decimal after the decimal
126, lines 12 to 14 :=0; :=0.0;
176, lines 37 to 38 division declared in the construction declared visible part with two in the visible part parameters of type with two parameters, INTEGER. Hence the integer one of type INTEGER literals 3 and 31 are and one of type implicitly converted to POSITIVE. Hence the this type and the division integer literals 3 and is applied 31 are implicitly converted to the respective type and the construction is applied.
195, line 31 program procedure
218, line 22 to 23 named common "named COMMON"
220, line 1 following example: following example: procedure DEMO is
220, line 27 end P; end P; begin ... end DEMO.
221, line 26 variable in object that contains
226, line 20 two integers one integer and one positive number,
233, line 11 (LEFT, RIGHT: INTEGER) (LEFT: INTEGER; RIGHT: POSITIVE)
248, line 28 (E); E;
250, line 12 limited private limited private;
250, line 19 BOOLEAN BOOLEAN;
252, line 17 -- default maximum length -- default maximum length -- where the type REAL is any -- properly declared real type
265, line 28 X, X
318, line 9 SINGULAR: exception; SINGULAR: exception; ... --declaration of procedures READ and PRINT used below ...
320, line 20 function DIVISION (A, B: function DIVISION (A, B: REAL) return REAL is REAL) return REAL is --the type REAL is any --properly declared real type
323, line 1 procedure APPLICATION is with TABLE_MANAGER; procedure APPLICATION is
328, line 19 SOME_ITEM THING
328, line 21 out ITEM in out ITEM
330, lines 27 to 28 when NAME_ERROR=> null; when NAME_ERROR => null; end; end;
333, add at top -- Assume that all that follows in the same -- declarative region of some enclosing procedure
354, line 5 this wretched data type this data type
358, line 3 and 28 set system mask set system mask
360, lines 12 to 15 generic generic type SOURCE is limited type SOURCE is limited private; private; type TARGET is limited type TARGET is limited private; private; function function
360, line 15 TARGET; A program TARGET; A program
370, line 6 FILE_MODE FILE_TYPE
370, line 11 limited; this limited. This
371. insert after line 18 The procedure SET_INDEX sets the current index of the given index value, which may exceed the current size of the file. If the given index value exceeds the current size of the file, item-sized "gaps" will occur which are undefined items.
371, lines 19 to 20 index value and SET_INDEX index value. The function enables it to be set. The SIZE gives the number of function SIZE gives the items in the file, which number of items in the file includes both defined and (defined or undefined). undefined items.
376 line 26 We have we have: