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3.3.2 Number Declarations

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A number_declaration declares a named number. 

Syntax

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number_declaration ::= 
     defining_identifier_list : constant := static_expression;

Name Resolution Rules

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The static_expression given for a number_declaration is expected to be of any numeric type. 

Legality Rules

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The static_expression given for a number declaration shall be a static expression, as defined by clause 4.9

Static Semantics

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The named number denotes a value of type universal_integer if the type of the static_expression is an integer type. The named number denotes a value of type universal_real if the type of the static_expression is a real type.
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The value denoted by the named number is the value of the static_expression, converted to the corresponding universal type.

Dynamic Semantics

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The elaboration of a number_declaration has no effect. 

Examples

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Examples of number declarations: 
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Two_Pi        : constant := 2.0*Ada.Numerics.Pi;   -- a real number (see A.5)
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Max           : constant := 500;                   -- an integer number
Max_Line_Size : constant := Max/6;                 -- the integer 83
Power_16      : constant := 2**16;                 -- the integer 65_536
One, Un, Eins : constant := 1;                     -- three different names for 1

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