ISO (the International Organization for Standardization)
and IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) form the specialized
system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that are members
of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards
through technical committees established by the respective organization
to deal with particular fields of technical activity. ISO and IEC technical
committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other international
organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO
and IEC, also take part in the work.
In the field of information technology, ISO and IEC
have established a joint technical committee, ISO/IEC JTC 1. Draft International
Standards adopted by the joint technical committee are circulated to
national bodies for voting. Publication as an International Standard
requires approval by at least 75 % of the national bodies casting a vote.
International Standard ISO/IEC 8652 was prepared
by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology.
This consolidated second
edition updates cancels
and replaces the second first
edition (ISO 8652:1995) 1987),
of which it constitutes a technical revision.
above is unofficial wording added just to avoid confusion. If ISO decides
to publish a new standard, the above would be replaced by “This
third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (ISO 8652:1995),
of which it constitutes a technical revision”. The first three
paragraphs in this section also would be replaced by the current ISO
Annexes A to J form an integral part of this International Standard.
Annexes K to Q P
are for information only.
Discussion: This document is the Annotated
Ada Reference Manual (AARM). It contains the entire text of the Ada 95
standard (ISO/IEC 8652:1995), plus various annotations. It is intended
primarily for compiler writers, validation test writers, and other language
lawyers. The annotations include detailed rationale for individual rules
and explanations of some of the more arcane interactions among the rules.