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Ada Computer-Aided Programming System/GNAT IDE.


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
AdaCAPS Integrated Development Environment for GNAT
VERSION
1.0
REVIEW CODE
OK
INET ADDRESS
mfeldman@seas.gwu.edu
AUTHOR
Ken Price
Priceless Software
P.O. Box 1285
Pepperell, MA. 01463
RIGHTS
Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1995 Ken Price of Priceless Software
DATE CREATED
July 1995
DATE RELEASED
July 14, 1995
DATE LAST UPDATED
July 14, 1995
LOCATION
ftp.gwu.edu in the file pub/ada/adacaps/adacaps.zip
NYU and its mirrors in the file pub/gnat/contrib/gwu/adacaps.zip
PAL
ENVIRONMENT
DOS with GNAT and GWU hypertext and traceback capabilities installed.
LIMITATIONS
File size limitation of 64K characters.
CERTIFICATION
AdaCAPS is not certified since it is not available
in source code form.

FILE LISTING

Directory Display


languages/ada/compiler/gnat/distrib/contrib/gwu:
  File Name                 Size
  ---------                 ----
  adacaps.txt              3,396
  adacaps.zip            638,053
  gw-gnat.zip            519,415
  readme.gwu               5,898


Totals
  ==============  ==============
    4 Files            1,166,762

ABSTRACT

AdaCAPS - Ada Computer-Aided Programming System/GNAT IDE
AdaCAPS includes:

- a newly-developed editor, programmed with Borland Turbo Vision and
  using components of the Borland Editor Toolbox. The editor provides
  full support for multiple re-sizable windows (overlaid or tiled), 
  mouse and keystroke interactions, and single-keystroke invocation
  of GNAT compilation, binding, and execution commands. 

- a set of simple DOS command-line commands, gcompile/glink/gexecute,
  which allow new GNAT users to do simple compilation and linking
  operations, and to execute programs in an environment that produces
  a neatly-formatted traceback in case of an unhandled exception.
  
  These commands are invoked by AdaCAPS but can also be run outside
  of AdaCAPS from the DOS command line. 

  We are doing some tricks here and running GDB (GNU debugger) 
  indirectly. We are providing these commands to help new Ada users 
  and students; advanced users will probably want to turn off the 
  traceback and use GDB directly.

  The DOS commands were developed by Charles Kann, a doctoral student
  at The George Washington University. He has developed similar simple
  commands for GNAT under Unix; write us if you are interested in these.

- a fast hypertext Ada 95 Reference Manual, produced by Arthur Vargas
  Lopes, Ulrich Peters, Jerry Dressler, and Rafael Presotto of Porto 
  Alegre Brazil. The help system can be invoked from AdaCAPS or used
  as a stand-alone program. We are freely distributing binaries with 
  the permission of Dr. Lopes.


REVISION HISTORY

Version 1.0 Initial public release.  July 14, 1995  Ken Price


RELEASE NOTICE

This prologue must be included in all copies of this software.
Restrictions on use or distribution:  NONE
This is a binary only distribution.  If this software is copied for 
distribution, all files must be copied.


DISCLAIMER

	This software and its documentation are provided "AS IS" and
without any expressed or implied warranties whatsoever.  No warranties
as to performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular
purpose exist.
	The user is advised to test the software thoroughly before
relying on it.  The user must assume the entire risk and liability of
using this software.  In no event shall any person or organization of
people be held responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential or
inconsequential damages or lost profits.