Ada Programming/Delimiters/<>

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The box <> is a placeholder for something not (yet) fully specified.

Contexts[edit | edit source]

  • In array declaration
type Some_Array is array (Positive range <>) of Some_Type;

Declare an array type with bounds known only at runtime.

  • a type that has unknown discriminants
type T (<>) is private;
  • Generic declaration of a discrete type
  type T is (<>);

It means that T must be a discrete type: either an enumeration, a range, or a modular type.

  • component association in Ada 2005
Some_Rec_Type'(others => <>);
  • partial parameterization of generics in Ada 2005
  with package P is new G
     (Param_1 => T,
      others => <>);

See also[edit | edit source]

Wikibook[edit | edit source]

Ada Reference Manual[edit | edit source]