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ASIS-for-GNAT User's Guide

ASIS-for-GNAT User's Guide

The GNAT Pro Ada Compiler
GNAT Pro Version 7.4.0w
Configuration level 221822
Date: 2014/01/12

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About This Guide  
1. Introduction  
2. Getting Started  
3. ASIS Overview  
4. ASIS Context  
5. ASIS Interpreter asistant  
6. ASIS Application Templates  
7. ASIS Tutorials  
8. How to Build Efficient ASIS Applications  
9. Processing an Ada Library by an ASIS-Based Tool  
10. Compiling, Binding and Linking Applications with ASIS-for-GNAT  
11. ASIS-for-GNAT Warnings  
12. Exception Handling and Reporting Internal Bugs  
13. File Naming Conventions and Application Name Space  
A. GNU Free Documentation License  
Index  

 -- The Detailed Node Listing --- About This Guide
What This Guide Contains  
What You Should Know Before Reading This Guide  
Related Information  
Conventions  

Introduction
1.1 What Is ASIS?  
1.2 ASIS Scope - Which Kinds of Tools Can Be Built with ASIS?  

Getting Started
2.1 The Problem  
2.2 An ASIS Application that Solves the Problem  
2.3 Required Sequence of Calls  
2.4 Building the Executable for an ASIS application  
2.5 Preparing Data for an ASIS Application - Generating Tree Files  
2.6 Running an ASIS Application  

ASIS Overview
3.1 Main ASIS Abstractions  
3.2 ASIS Package Hierarchy  
3.3 Structural and Semantic Queries  
3.4 ASIS Error Handling Policy  
3.5 Dynamic Typing of ASIS Queries  
3.6 ASIS Iterator  
3.7 How to Navigate through the Asis Package Hierarchy  

ASIS Context
4.1 ASIS Context and Tree Files  
4.2 Creating Tree Files for Use by ASIS  
4.2.1 Creating Trees for Data Decomposition Annex  
4.3 Different Ways to Define an ASIS Context in ASIS-for-GNAT  
4.4 Consistency Problems  
4.4.1 Inconsistent versions of ASIS and GNAT  
4.4.2 Consistency of a set of tree and source files  
4.5 Processing Several Contexts at a Time  
4.6 Using ASIS with a cross-compiler  

ASIS Interpreter asistant
5.1 asistant Introduction  
5.2 asistant commands  
5.3 asistant variables  
5.4 Browsing an ASIS tree  
5.5 Example  

ASIS Application Templates ASIS Tutorials How to Build Efficient ASIS Applications
8.1 Tree Swapping as a Performance Issue  
8.2 Queries That Can Cause Tree Swapping  
8.3 How to Avoid Unnecessary Tree Swapping  
8.4 Using gnatmake to Create Tree Files  

Processing an Ada Library by an ASIS-Based Tool Compiling Building and Linking Applications with ASIS-for-GNAT ASIS-for-GNAT Warnings Exception Handling and Reporting Internal Bugs File Naming Conventions and Application Name Space Index



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