AdaCore Releases GNAT Pro 7.0

I’m fairly sure I’ll never be able to afford GNAT Pro, but that wont stop me from being very excited about the release of GNAT Pro 7.0:

AdaCore today announced the availability of GNAT Pro 7.0, a major new version of the company’s flagship development environment product. This latest annual release completely implements the upcoming Ada 2012 language revision, offers a range of improvements (many based on user suggestions), supports several new platforms, includes an important new testing tool (GNATtest), and enhances several existing tools. As with all AdaCore products, GNAT Pro is Freely-Licensed Open Source Software (FLOSS)

Having full Ada 2012 support in an Ada compiler is pretty damn awesome. Kudos to AdaCore for making it happen so fast. The only downside is that us poor people will have to wait for GNAT GPL for what will now feel like an eternity. GNAT GPL is still stuck at version 2011 on the libre.adacore.com website. But hey, time flies when you’re having fun, so I guess we best get cracking on some fun projects ASAP.

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