------------------------------------ January 1994 information, written by Prof. Michael B. Feldman Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science The George Washington University Washington, DC 20052 (202) 994-5253 (voice) (202) 994-5296 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org (Internet)This project was sponsored by The George Washington University, and in part by the United States Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) under contract #FY3592-93-10234, administered by Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5776.
This distribution contains the executables for GWAda, which consists of the NYU Ada/Ed translator/interpreter system for DOS, together with an integrated editor developed by Prof. Arthur Vargas Lopes of the Pontifical University at Porto Alegre, Brazil. Lopes began his work on GWAda while he was a doctoral student at The George Washington University. There is also a very nice extended runtime facility, with interesting kinds of source tracing. The runtime was developed by Charles Kann, a doctoral student at GW.
GWAda is being freely distributed at no charge. In the near future we will make the source code available under the GNU General Public License. Please understand that we are not yet providing source code because this system is still in the developmental stage and we wish to avoid horrible version-proliferation complications. Source code for Ada/Ed itself is available from NYU and from WUARCHIVE.
You may in any case distribute this software as you see fit, for educational purposes and not for profit. Include this document if you redistribute the software, and give full credit to its originators.
GWAda is distributed as two .zip archives created by info-zip, which is included in the distribution. Each archive will fit on a 1.44 mb high-density 3.5" diskette.
When you un-archive the files (see the instructions below), you will find a user manual, userman.doc, describing the GW development environment, and a file readme.nyu file with documentation on the NYU part of the system. Note that you do not have to use the GWAda integrated environment, but can execute the various parts of NYU Ada/Ed from the DOS command line, as described in the NYU instructions.
If your program contains multiple Ada tasks, the runtime monitor will let you follow the execution of the various tasks as they are "time- shared". You can open up to four windows to show task source code. See the user manual for further details.
This program is distributed free of charge for educational purposes, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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