Subject: ANNOUNCE: Free GNU Ada Run-Time Book (version 1.0) (Javier Miranda)
19 Dec 2002 12:43:26 -0500

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From: (Javier Miranda)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 19 Dec 2002 12:43:26 -0500
Keywords: books, Ada, available
Posted-Date: 19 Dec 2002 12:43:25 EST

I am glad to announce version 1.0 of my free book on the GNAT
Run-Time. It is already available at:


      The first address is an "easy-to-remember" access to the second
address, which is my personal web page.

The major contributions of this version are:

      - The document is now integrated with the GNAT 3.15p sources.

      - 176 hyper-links to the GNAT sources have been added
          (previous version had 126 hyper-links; the new version has
            302 hyper-links). This simplifies the use of the book to
            read the GNAT sources.

      - 23 bugs reported by Jose Gonzalez Rodriguez (student of the
          University of Almeria, Spain) have been corrected.

      - The English text has been improved by professor David Shea
          (Faculty of Translation and Interpretation, University of
            Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).

      - A new index has been added at the end of the book. This index
          provides a fast access to any concept discussed in the book.

In addition, the access to the HTML version of the GNAT sources
is now faster than in previous beta versions.

Yours sincerely,

--- Javier Miranda

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Canary Islands

  Version : 1.0
  Last Update: December, 14, 2002
  Author : Javier Miranda
  Access :
  Chapters :
      1. The GNAT Project
      2. Task Types and Objects
      3. The Rendezvous
      4. Protected Objects
      5. Time and clocks
      6. Interrupts (upgraded)
      7. Exceptions
      8. Abortion
      9. Bibliography.


    To provide the Ada community an On-line book which can
    be used for research and teaching.

  Brief Description:

    HTML Document which describes the behavior of the
    Run-Time of the free GNU Ada compiler (GNAT). Its main
    features are:

    - It is free. Permission is granted to copy, distribute
        and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU
        Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later
        version published by the Free Software Foundation.

    - The html version of the document is linked with the
        html version of the GNAT 3.15p run-time sources. More
        than 300 hyper-links provide fast access to the source

    - All html files of the GNAT sources are also inter-linked.
        This enables the reader a quick access to:
            1. Declaration of Run-Time variables and types.
            2. Subprograms called (thus the web navigator can
                  be used to follow the flow of execution of the

    - It is linked with the Annotated Ada Reference Manual
        (Technical Corrigendum 1). Any reference to the AARM
        has a link to the corresponding section.

    - Most of the papers referenced to in the book are
        accessible from the NEC CiteSeer Scientific Literature
        Digital Library (

    - The book is also available in PostScript, PDF and DVI
        files for printing. In this case, references to
        GNAT source files are placed in footnotes.

Javier Miranda. Canary Islands (Spain), 2002.

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