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Ada is a modern programming language designed for large, long-lived applications – and embedded systems in particular – where reliability and efficiency are essential. It was originally developed in the early 1980s (this version is generally known as Ada 83) by a team led by Dr. Jean Ichbiah at CII-Honeywell-Bull in France. The language was revised and enhanced in an upward compatible fashion in the early 1990s, under the leadership of Mr. Tucker Taft from Intermetrics in the U.S. The resulting language, Ada 95, was the first internationally standardized (ISO) Object-Oriented Language. Under the auspices of ISO, a further (minor) revision was completed as an amendment to the standard; this version of the language is known as Ada 2005. Work is currently in progress on some additional features (including support for program anotations) and is expected to be completed in 2012.

Fedora 16 includes the latest open-source Ada development tools.

  • Fedora 16 includes full stack of tools for Ada Development: Compiler (gcc-gnat), Project Builder (gprbuild), IDE (GPS) and some others
  • Ada bindings for most popular tools such as: GTK, Qt, zeromq, Databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQLite) etc

GCC Python Plugins

GCC plugins that embed Python are now available, enabling developers to more easily hook into GCC's inner workings (e.g. to add new compiler warnings). See the Feature Page for more details.

Static Analysis of CPython Extensions

Fedora now ships with a gcc-with-cpychecker variant of GCC, which adds additional compile-time checks to Python extension modules written in C, detecting various common problems (e.g. reference counting mistakes).