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CHAPTER 16: Input-Output

16.8 Conclusion

We have seen how the general features of Ada can be used in order to provide flexible and convenient input-output facilities, without adding to the syntactic framework of the language itself in any way. The following features have been particularly useful in doing this: This chapter has provided an excellent demonstration of the capability of Ada as an application language. It illustrates that once a language has an adequate richness of mechanisms it passes some kind of threshold, and then effectively becomes self-extending and able to lend itself to varied domains of application, including such demanding areas as input-output. Ada is the first real language to have achieved this.

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