Notes Regarding the Use of Ada 83
The Lovelace tutorial is written specifically for Ada 95 users.
If you're using an older, Ada 83-only compiler, here are some tips:
Replace all uses of "Ada.Text_IO" with just "Text_IO".
Ada 83 doesn't have
the package "Ada.Integer_Text_IO" predefined.
Instead, substitute the package name "Ada_Integer_Text_IO" instead
and compile the following:
package Ada_Integer_Text_IO is new Text_IO.Integer_IO(Integer);
You won't be able to use capabilities new to Ada 95, of course.
These include object-oriented (OO) programming (inheritance and tagged types),
protected types, child packages, or Unbounded_String.
Most of the lessons in this tutorial do apply, and you can still
learn much with an Ada 83 compiler.
More general notes about Lovelace's approach is available.
You can return to the Lovelace home page.
David A. Wheeler (email@example.com)