Ada Programming/Delimiters

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Single character delimiters[edit | edit source]

ampersand (also operator &)
apostrophe, tick
left parenthesis
right parenthesis
asterisk, multiply (also operator *)
plus sign (also operator +)
hyphen, minus (also operator -)
full stop, point, dot
solidus, divide (also operator /)
less than sign (also operator)
equal sign (also operator =)
greater than sign (also operator)
vertical line

Compound character delimiters[edit | edit source]

double dot
double star, exponentiate (also operator **)
inequality (also operator)
greater than or equal to (also operator)
less than or equal to (also operator)
left label bracket
right label bracket

Others[edit | edit source]

The following ones are special characters but not delimiters.

quotation mark, used for string literals.
number sign, used in based numeric literals.

The following special characters are unused in Ada code - they are illegal except within string literals and comments (they are used in the Reference Manual Backus-Naur syntax definition of Ada):

left square bracket
right square bracket
left curly bracket
right curly bracket

See also[edit | edit source]

Wikibook[edit | edit source]

Ada 95 Reference Manual[edit | edit source]

Ada 2005 Reference Manual[edit | edit source]