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Date:      Fri, 6 Oct 2006 11:36:43 -0700 (PDT)
From:      backyard <backyard1454-bsd@yahoo.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Good References and or Books for learning ADA
Message-ID:  <20061006183643.43707.qmail@web83110.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <200610061623.58778.list-freebsd-2004@morbius.sent.com>

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--- RW <list-freebsd-2004@morbius.sent.com> wrote:

> On Thursday 05 October 2006 02:39, backyard wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I'm looking to teach myself ADA using the Gnu
> Compiler
> > Collection and GNATS as my compiler under an i386
> > FreeBSD 6.X system. I'm just curious if any ADA
> > programmers out there can point me to some decent
> > books/online resources for learning the basics and
> > more advanced aspects of ADA. They would be most
> > useful if they referenced ADA95 as that appears to
> be
> > the standard gnats supports.
> 
> When I did an ADA course, Barnes's "Programming in
> Ada 95" was the standard 
> text. That was about 8 years ago, but it's gone to a
> second edition since 
> then.
> 

Thanks, Although it seems to get mixed reviews...
Everyone says it isn't for beginners and some flat out
blast the book. The biggest problem they say is it
reads like a specification manual. I write specs at
work so thats not a big deal to me, and nothing is
more fun then looking through the IBC or NEC...

I understand the basics of object oriented
programming, classes, constructors, destructors but
the syntax and semantics keeps me from writing C++
now...

Does the book read like a specification manual or a
tutorial? Honestly I would almost prefer the
specification manual, I hate getting talked down
too... But on the other hand incomprehensible specs
aren't too good either.

-brian



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