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SHORT DESCRIPTION

Command line interface implemented for several compilers


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
CLI2
VERSION
1.2
REVIEW CODE
CS (SUN/Verdix Ada,VAX/DEC Ada,MSDOS/IntegrAda & Meridian);ES;AR;C1 1.0 B
INET ADDRESS
rconn@simtel20.army.mil
AUTHOR
Richard Conn
RIGHTS
PUBLIC DOMAIN
COPYRIGHT
Not documented in PAL database
DATE CREATED
2 Feb 1988
DATE RELEASED
12 May 1989
DATE LAST UPDATED
12 April 1990
LOCATION
ASR
AdaNET
ENVIRONMENT
SUN 3/260 (SunOS 3.5), VADS 5.41 and Alsys 3.2
VAX 11/785 (VMS 4.5), DEC Ada 1.3-24
MSDOS 3.3, IntegrAda 4.0.1
CAIS (DoD-STD-1838, 9 Oct 86)
MSDOS 3.3, Meridian Ada 3.0 and 4.0
LIMITATIONS
Not documented in PAL database
CERTIFICATION
Ada System Certifier_1 1.0
Date/Time of Processing: Wednesday 25 May       1994 02:06:56Am
Overall Assessment of System: OK
Classification of System: B
Basis of Classification --
Syntax Errors                               PASS
Completeness                                PASS
Independence from External Libraries        PASS
Independence from a Specific Ada Compiler   FAIL

Explanations for failures --
System contains compiler-specific pragmas or uses Machine_Code

Number of ...
Files               8
Library Units       8
Lines            1094
Statements        325
Comments          456

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ABSTRACT

CLI2 is a general-purpose command line interface which is similar
in concept to the UNIX ARGC/ARGV command line parameter passing
mechanism.  CLI2 fills a void I have felt in Ada for some time,
providing a package specification which provides for a transportable
command line interface and a selection of package bodies which
implement this interface based on the compiler being employed by
the user.  A general-purpose package body is also provided to
implement the interface (by prompting the user after the program
runs) if he is using a compiler not currently supported by the
supplied package bodies.

Package bodies which implement CLI2 are included for the following
Machines/Systems: SUN 3/260 (SunOS 3.5), VADS 5.41
                  SUN 3/260 (SunOS 3.5), Alsys 3.2
                  VAX 11/785 (VMS 4.5), DEC Ada 1.3-24
                  MSDOS 3.3, IntegrAda 4.0.1
                  MSDOS 3.3, Meridian Ada 3.0
                  CAIS (DoD-STD-1838, 9 Oct 86)
Later versions of these compilers have been found to compile
these CLI package bodies as well.


REVISION HISTORY

DATE         VERSION	AUTHOR                  HISTORY
2 Feb 88       1.0   Richard Conn            Initial Release
12 May 89      1.1   Richard Conn            Update; added VAX/VMS,
                                               IntegrAda, CAIS
12 Apr 90      1.2   Richard Conn            Update; added Meridian
                                               and MIL-HDBK-1804 PDL


RELEASE NOTICE

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This software is released to the Ada community.
This software is released to the Public Domain (note:
  software released to the Public Domain is not subject
  to copyright protection).
Restrictions on use or distribution:  NONE


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.