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New language featuresEdit

Main additions:[2]

Character setEdit

  • Latin-1 (8-bit) character set for identifiers
  • Type Character expanded to the 256 values of Latin-1 (8 bits)
  • New type Wide_Character (16-bit character type, UCS-2 encoding) and Wide_String

Specialized Needs AnnexesEdit

  • Annex C, "Systems Programming"
  • Annex D, "Real-Time Systems"
  • Annex E, "Distributed Systems"
  • Annex F, "Information Systems"
  • Annex G, "Numerics"
  • Annex H, "Safety and Security" (in Ada 2005 renamed to "High Integrity Systems")

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See alsoEdit



  1. "WG9 Standards and Projects". Retrieved 2008-06-09. "The Corrigendum is approved and was published in June 2001." 
  2. Naomi Hamilton. "The A-Z of Programming Languages: Ada". Computerworld. Retrieved 2008-06-09. "The "big three" Ada 95 language revisions were Hierarchical Libraries, Protected Objects, and Object-Oriented Programming." 

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