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H.7 Extensions to Global and Global'Class Aspects

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{AI12-0079-3} In addition to the entities specified in 6.1.2, the Global aspect may be specified for a subtype (including a formal subtype), formal package, formal subprogram, and formal object of an anonymous access-to-subprogram type.

Syntax

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{AI12-0079-3} {AI12-0380-1} The following additional syntax is provided to override the mode of a formal parameter to reflect indirect effects on variables reachable from the formal parameter by one or more access-value dereferences:
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extended_global_mode ::= 
    overriding basic_global_mode

Name Resolution Rules

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{AI12-0079-3} The object_name that is associated with an overriding mode shall resolve to statically denote a formal object, or a formal parameter of the associated entity.

Static Semantics

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{AI12-0079-3} The presence of the reserved word overriding in a global mode indicates that the specification is overriding the mode of a formal parameter with another mode to reflect the overall effect of an invocation of the callable entity on the state associated with the corresponding actual parameter.
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{AI12-0380-1} [As described in 6.1.2, the following rules are defined in terms of operations that are performed by or on behalf of an entity.]
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{AI12-0079-3} The Global aspect for a subtype identifies the global variables that might be referenced during default initialization, adjustment as part of assignment, finalization of an object of the subtype, or conversion to the subtype, including the evaluation of any assertion expressions that apply. If not specified for the first subtype of a derived type, the aspect defaults to that of the ancestor subtype; if not specified for a nonderived composite first subtype the aspect defaults to that of the enclosing library unit; if not specified for a nonderived elementary first subtype (or scalar base subtype), the aspect defaults to null in the absence of a predicate, and to that of the enclosing library unit otherwise. If not specified for a nonfirst subtype S, the Global aspect defaults to that of the subtype identified in the subtype_indication defining S.
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{AI12-0079-3} The Global'Class aspect may be specified for the first subtype of a tagged type T, indicating an upper bound on the Global aspect of any descendant of T. If not specified, it defaults to Unspecified. 

Legality Rules

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{AI12-0079-3} For a tagged subtype T, each mode of its Global aspect shall identify a subset of the variables identified by the corresponding mode, or by the in out mode, of the Global'Class aspect of the first subtype of any ancestor of T. 

Extensions to Ada 2012

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{AI12-0079-3} {AI12-0380-1} These extensions to the Global aspect are new. 

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