The original Ada standard, ANSI/MIL-STD-1815A-1983 (a.k.a. ISO 8652:1987), was revised and superseded by Ada 95. There are two electronic formats.
This hypertext version is packaged in an archive file available by FTP: rm83html-2.4.tar.* (300 to 450KB compressed, expands to 1.5MB).
The "Rationale for the Design of the Ada Programming Language" was made public in 1986. Although it was written for the original Ada 83 standard, it still contains a wealth of comments, arguments, and insights that are still relevant to Ada 95.
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