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RM95 and Rationale on Paper

Hypertext versions
Paper editions
Postscript files

To have your own printed copy of the Reference Manual and Rationale for Ada 95, you don't have to print the PostScript files yourself.

Since hypertext is better than paper for reference works, you should use hypertext versions.

Both reference works have been published as volumes in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series from Springer-Verlag. They can be bought from the Ada Home Bookshop, general Ada section, or ordered at your local bookstore with the following references:

  Ada 95 Reference Manual: 
    Language and Standard Libraries, 
    International Standard ISO/IEC 8652:1995(E).
  S. Tucker Taft, Robert A. Duff (eds)
  Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1246.
  Springer-Verlag, 1997
  ISBN 3-540-63144-5
  list price: $54.95

  Ada 95 Rationale: 
    The Language, The Standard Libraries.
  John Barnes (ed.)
  Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1247.
  Springer-Verlag, 1997
  ISBN 3-540-63143-7
  list price: $49.95

An alternative source is IIT Research Institute, which sells the Ada 95 RM and Rationale bundled as a set, "professionally printed and book-bound with a sturdy, soft cover" for US$40. They ask that you send your name and mailing address to

  IIT Research Institute
  Attn.:  Judy Hively
  4409 Forbes Blvd.
  Lanham, MD 20706-4221
  Phone: 301-918-1505

with a check or money order made payable to

  IIT Research Institute

Costs for more than 10 copies are US$35 each, including shipping and handling. Costs for international delivery can be obtained by sending an e-mail request stating the number of sets needed to: Judy Hively,

Finally, it seems that paper copies of the 1995 Ada language reference manual, annotated language reference manual, and rationale are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as well as from the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

You must specify the accession number when ordering: Language Reference Manual -- AD A293760; Annotated Reference Manual -- AD A293867; Rationale -- AD A293708.
(Source: AdaIC flyer. No price indication available.)

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is a non-government source:

     National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
     5285 Port Royal Road
     Springfield, VA 22151
     Phone: (703) 487-4650

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) serves U.S. military, other Federal government, and defense contractors who are registered users of DTIC:

     Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
     Building #5, Cameron Station
     Alexandria, VA 22304-6145
     Phone: (703) 274-7633; DSN 284-7633

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