Self-Assessment Procedure VIII,
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This is the eighth ACM self-assessment procedure. This procedure is about Ada, a high-level programming language, designed by a team based in France and led by Jean Ichbiah in response to an initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense. Ada is a modern general-purpose language for the professional culture with unique features to aid the implementation of large real-time systems. It is Algol-like with block structure, subprograms, types, and declarations. It is designed to support large application programs with many intercommunicating program modules. Because Ada is a new language and therefore will not be familiar to many readers. It is designed both for readers who have learned Ada and wish to test their understanding of the language, and for readers familiar with some other higher-level language such as Fortran. Algol, or PLI who wish to explore how Ada differs from these languages. Self-assessment is based on the idea that a question and answer procedure can be devised that will help a person appraise and develop his or her knowledge about a particular topic. Self- assessment is intended to be an educational experience for the participant. The availability of answers to the appraisal questions and reading lists for further study is an inherent characteristic of self-assessment.
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