Ada '83 Rationale, Ch 3: Classical Programming
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CHAPTER 3: Classical Programming
Programs achieve actions by executing statements. These may contain
expressions that are formulas defining the computation of values. The
major entities involved in a program are declared by declarations, and
the creation of the declared entities is achieved during program
execution by a process that is called the elaboration of declarations.
Declarations, expressions, and statements are fairly classical aspects
of most programming languages. Hence we will limit the discussion to
the most prominent points.
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