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A.18.14 The Generic Package Containers.Indefinite_Ordered_Maps

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{AI95-00302-03} The language-defined generic package Containers.Indefinite_Ordered_Maps provides a map with the same operations as the package Containers.Ordered_Maps (see A.18.6), with the difference that the generic formal types Key_Type and Element_Type are indefinite. 

Static Semantics

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{AI95-00302-03} {AI05-0092-1} The declaration of the generic library package Containers.Indefinite_Ordered_Maps has the same contents and semantics as Containers.Ordered_Maps except:
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The generic formal Key_Type is indefinite.
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The generic formal Element_Type is indefinite.
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The procedure with the profile: 
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procedure Insert (Container : in out Map;
                  Key       : in     Key_Type;
                  Position  :    out Cursor;
                  Inserted  :    out Boolean);
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is omitted.
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Discussion: This procedure is omitted because there is no way to create a default-initialized object of an indefinite type. We considered having this routine insert an empty element similar to the empty elements of a vector, but rejected this possibility because the semantics are fairly complex and very different from the existing case. That would make it more error-prone to convert a container from a definite type to an indefinite type; by omitting the routine completely, any problems will be diagnosed by the compiler. 
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The actual Element parameter of access subprogram Process of Update_Element may be constrained even if Element_Type is unconstrained.
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{AI12-0035-1} The operations Include, Insert, Replace, and Replace_Element that have a formal parameter of type Element_Type perform indefinite insertion (see A.18). 
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Discussion: Some of the named operations also have a formal of the indefinite formal type Key_Type and perform indefinite insertion using that value, but it is sufficient to mention the formal of type Element_Type to cover those.

Extensions to Ada 95

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{AI95-00302-03} The generic package Containers.Indefinite_Ordered_Maps is new. 

Inconsistencies With Ada 2012

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{AI12-0035-1} Corrigendum: Defined some routines to “perform indefinite insertion”. This could mean that some calls to those routines would now raise Program_Error where they previously worked. However, this is extremely unlikely; see Inconsistencies With Ada 2012 in A.18.11 for details. 

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