Rationale for Ada 2005

John Barnes
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Chapter 7: Predefined library

This chapter describes various improvements to the predefined library in Ada 2005.
There are a number of important new core packages in Ada 2005. These include a number of packages for the manipulation of various types of containers, packages for directory operations and packages providing access to environment variables.
The entire ISO/IEC 10646:2003 character repertoire is now supported. Program text may now include other alphabets (such as Cyrillic and Greek) and wide-wide characters and strings are supported at run-time. There are also some improvements to the existing character, string and text input–output packages.
The Numerics annex now includes vector and matrix operations including those previously found in the secondary standard ISO/IEC 13813.

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