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SHORT DESCRIPTION

A set of packages that provide an interface to Unix


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
Paradise
VERSION
3.4
REVIEW CODE
OK
INET ADDRESS
librarian@source.asset.com
AUTHOR
Nicolas Courtel
Centre D'Etudes de la Navigation Aerienne
RIGHTS
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1993 Centre D'Etudes de la Navigation Aerienne
DATE CREATED
05 November 1993
DATE RELEASED
14 January 1994
DATE LAST UPDATED
14 February 1994
LOCATION
ASSET
PAL
ENVIRONMENT
Sun
HP
LIMITATIONS
Not documented in PAL database
CERTIFICATION
Ada System Certifier_1 1.0
Date/Time of Processing: Monday    30 May       1994 03:00:23Pm
Overall Assessment of System: OK

Notes from PAL Certifier:
Not possible to certify this system.  The source code is not Ada.

FILE LISTING

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languages/ada/bindings/paradise:
  File Name                 Size
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  README                   1,871
  paradise.zip           260,164


Totals
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    2 Files              262,035

ABSTRACT

Paradise
     Paradise is a set of Ada packages intended to provide an interface
to the  Unix operating system, and more specifically to the
communication routines, that are accessed via file descriptors. It lets
the Ada programmer use files, pipes, and sockets, as well as signals,
error codes, environment variables, etc..., using an interface that
looks as much as possible like the C interface.
     Paradise supports multi-tasking: any input or output is blocking
for the calling task only, and not for the entire process.
     Paradise is intended to be system-independant and
compiler-independant;  so far, it works on three environments:
   - SunOS (Sparc) and SunAda (Verdix 6.1) compiler
   - HP-UX (HP9000/700) and HP-Ada (Alsys) compiler
   - HP-UX (HP9000/700) and Verdix 6.3d compiler
It is known not to work well on SunOS/Alsys, because of problems on
signal handlers;
     For people who would like to port it to other environments,
informations on portability are displayed inside the code. A
programmer's guide should appear in future versions.
     To install Paradise, you need:
          * A supported configuration:
            - SunOS/SunAda (or Verdix 6.1 or higher)
            - HPUX/Hp-Ada (or Alsys)
            - HPUX/Verdix 6.3d or higher
          * A few Unix tools (may be replaced by the GNU equivalents):
            - make
            - the macro processor m4
            - ar and ranlib
Once you have checked all this, you need to edit the system.mk and
compiler.mk files, to make them fit your environment. Default files are
provided for SunOS and HP-UX systems, and Alsys and Verdix compilers.
     NOTE: there are no Ada sources in the distribution; the source code
must be first processed by m4 to become Ada code.


REVISION HISTORY

05 November 1993   3.3.4   Release to ASSET
14 January 1994    3.3.4   Initial release to the PAL


RELEASE NOTICE

This prologue must be included in all copies of this software.
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.