Rationale for Ada 2005
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
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