Development Log in August 2007.

  • GNAT Pro | GPS | GNATbench
    Aug 30th, 2007

    Improved line placement
    When GPS asks editors to show a particular line, for instance when clicking on a subprogram in the Project View, or when using "next" in a debugging session, the editor is scrolled so that a few lines of context are displayed above and below the cursor. The same amount of context is displayed when showing search matches.

  • GNAT Pro | GPS | GNATbench
    Aug 30th, 2007

    Better alignment for routine parameters
    The GPS alignment support for routine parameters has been enhanced to better align the routine parameter mode.

  • GNAT Pro | GPS | GNATbench
    Aug 30th, 2007

    Better alignment support for arrows
    The GPS alignment support on arrows has been enhanced to properly handle multi-level of arrows.

  • GNAT Pro
    Aug 28th, 2007

    New gnatpp option to control named statements
    A new gnatpp '--separate-stmt-name' option is added. This option specifies that for a named block or loop statement, a statement name should be on a separate line, but there should be no additional indentation level for the statement itself.

  • GNAT Pro
    Aug 28th, 2007

    New attribute to remove a list of sources
    A new attribute Excluded_Source_Dirs has been created. It is equivalent to Locally_Removed_Files, which is obsolescent, but it is a better name now that removing source files is not limited to extending projects.

  • GNAT Pro
    Aug 27th, 2007

    New gnatpp option to control USE clauses
    A new gnatpp '--use-on-new-line' option is added. This option specifies that each in a context clause USE clause should start from a separate line.

  • GNAT Pro
    Aug 27th, 2007

    GNUTMPDIR taken into account on VMS
    On VMS, if environment variable GNUTMPDIR is defined, it is taken as the directory to store temporary files. If it is not defined and TMPDIR is defined, then TMPDIR is used.

  • GNAT Pro
    Aug 23rd, 2007

    New switches—version and—help
    The standard GNU switches --version and --help are added to the GNAT tools gnatbind, gnatlink, gnatmake, gnatchop, gnatname, gnatxref, gnatfind, gnatls, and gnatclean. When these switches are used, the other options are not considered and the tool immediately stops its execution.

  • GNAT Pro
    Aug 16th, 2007

    Improved generation of access checks
    If an IN access parameter is referenced in the declarative part of a subprogram body, only one access check is generated regardless of the number of future references in the declarative part or the handled statements of the body.

  • GNAT Pro | GPS | GNATbench
    Aug 16th, 2007

    gnatpsta plug-in enabled by default
    The gnatpsta.py plug-in (which adds a Help->GNAT Runtime->Standard menu) is now enabled by default.

  • GNAT Pro | GPS | GNATbench
    Aug 14th, 2007

    New plug-in to generate ALI files
    A new plug-in (generate_ali.xml) is provided which adds a menu Build->Recompute Ada xrefs to ease generation of ali files for non compilable or incomplete Ada files, for source navigation purposes.

  • GNAT Pro | GPS | GNATbench
    Aug 10th, 2007

    Detect UTF8 conversion errors when saving files
    When saving editors which contain UTF8 characters which cannot be converted to the local character set, GPS lists the relevant conversion errors in the Locations View and displays a warning dialog.

  • GNAT Pro
    Aug 9th, 2007

    New project level attribute: Remove_Source_Dirs
    A new project level attribute Removed_Source_Dirs has been added, allowing individual directories and directories subtrees to be removed from the list of source directories.

  • GNAT Pro
    Aug 6th, 2007

    Containers are Remote_Types
    All of the library units under Ada.Containers now have pragma Remote_Types (except the ones that have pragma Pure). This allows containers to be used conveniently in distributed systems.

  • Ada Web Server
    Aug 6th, 2007

    Support for user defined types in ada2wsdl
    ada2wsdl now supports user defined types and not only derived types from integer or float for example.

  • Ada | Ada 2005 / 95 / 83
    Aug 6th, 2007

    AI-0084 Container units have category Remote_Types
    All Ada.Containers children that are not already declared pure have category Remote_Types. This allows containers to be passed as parameters in remote subprogram calls.

  • PolyORB
    Aug 2nd, 2007

    Official OMG tags assigned to PolyORB
    PolyORB has received official OMG profile tags, service tags, component IDs, vendor minor code IDs and ORB type IDs from the OMG. Note that users who rely on PolyORB-specific features across partitions in an application (including all users of the DSA application personality) will have to upgrade all partitions at the same time so that they use a consistent set of tags.

  • GNAT Pro
    Aug 1st, 2007

    Eliminate duplicate not-null checks
    The generated code has been improved to eliminate unnecessary redundant checks for a pointer being non-null, which will speed up execution of code involving pointers when checks are on.