The Ada 2012 Reference Manual (Draft)

The ARA has made an early Ada 2012 Reference Manual Draft available to the Ada community. There’s also a link to the proposed Amendment 2 to the Ada Standard.

All very nice.

Of special interest to me is the new string encoding package, which looks to shape up very nicely. Also the Containers.Multiway_Trees is interesting.

Here’s a comparison chart showing the differences between the various Ada standards. I’m still a bit worried about Conditional expressions / Case expressions and In-out parameters for functions, but given the excellent track-record of Ada, I’m sure even those two will come out both looking and working quite well.