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2.9 Reserved Words

Syntax

1/1
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2/3
{AI95-00284-02} {AI95-00395-01} {AI05-0091-1} The following are the reserved words. Within a program, some or all of the letters of a reserved word may be in upper case. 
2.a
Discussion: Reserved words have special meaning in the syntax. In addition, certain reserved words are used as attribute names.
2.b
The syntactic category identifier no longer allows reserved words. We have added the few reserved words that are legal explicitly to the syntax for attribute_reference. Allowing identifier to include reserved words has been a source of confusion for some users, and differs from the way they are treated in the C and Pascal language definitions. 
abortelsenewreturn
abselsifnotreverse
abstractendnull 
acceptentry select
accessexceptionofseparate
aliasedexitorsome
all otherssubtype
andforoutsynchronized
arrayfunctionoverriding 
at  tagged
 genericpackagetask
begingotopragmaterminate
body privatethen
 ifproceduretype
caseinprotected 
constantinterface until
 israiseuse
declare range 
delaylimitedrecordwhen
deltaloopremwhile
digits renameswith
domodrequeue 
   xor
NOTES
3
7  The reserved words appear in lower case boldface in this International Standard, except when used in the designator of an attribute (see 4.1.4). Lower case boldface is also used for a reserved word in a string_literal used as an operator_symbol. This is merely a convention — programs may be written in whatever typeface is desired and available. 

Incompatibilities With Ada 83

3.a
The following words are not reserved in Ada 83, but are reserved in Ada 95: abstract, aliased, protected, requeue, tagged, until.

Wording Changes from Ada 83

3.b/3
{AI05-0299-1} The subclause entitled “Allowed Replacements of Characters” has been moved to Annex J, “Obsolescent Features”. 

Incompatibilities With Ada 95

3.c/2
{AI95-00284-02} The following words are not reserved in Ada 95, but are reserved in Ada 2005: interface, overriding, synchronized. A special allowance is made for pragma Interface (see J.12). Uses of these words as identifiers will need to be changed, but we do not expect them to be common. 

Wording Changes from Ada 95

3.d/2
{AI95-00395-01} The definition of upper case equivalence has been modified to allow identifiers using all of the characters of ISO 10646. This change has no effect on the character sequences that are reserved words, but does make some unusual sequences of characters illegal. 

Incompatibilities With Ada 2005

3.e/3
{AI05-0091-1} Correction: Removed other_format characters from reserved words in order to be compatible with the latest Unicode recommendations. This change can only affect programs written for original Ada 2005, and there is little reason to put other_format characters into reserved words in the first place, so there should be very few such programs.
3.f/3
{AI05-0176-1} The following word is not reserved in Ada 2005, but is reserved in Ada 2012: some. Uses of this word as an identifier will need to be changed, but we do not expect them to be common. 

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