Ada Bindings Working Group (ABWG)
Stimulates member interactions with bindings-development efforts, and
will develop and disseminate a general process for more effective
approaches for identifying and developing needed bindings.
- ABWG's mission is:
- To identify and disseminate issues and recommendations for the
creation of Ada bindings to software systems.
Goals include the standardization and publication of package
specifications (with commercial vendors supplying bodies to those
The ABWG archive of products:
- For more information on the ABWG contact ABWG's chairman:
Whitehall Offices, Suite 6
410 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041
Phone: (610) 658-2362
FAX: (610) 658-2361
ABWG Mailing List
To have your email address added to ABWG's electronic forum,
send an email message to:
with the following information:
Company address (on as many lines as necessary)
World Wide Web URL
Subgroup interest(s), if any
Mailing address, if different from Company address
You will then be added to the ABWG discussion list.
General ABWG Information
The SIGAda Ada Bindings Working Group (ABWG) maintains an electronic
mail forum for all announcements of ABWG meetings, general ABWG
discussion topics, and general discussions on Ada bindings.
Subgroups address special interest areas within ABWG. The areas
include: common Graphics User Interfaces (GUIs), Microsoft Windows,
Object Management Group's Common Object Request Broker Architecture
(CORBA), and the Compartmental Mode Workstation.
Common Graphical User Interfaces Subgroup
Discussions about Ada bindings to common graphic user interfaces;
the subgroup chairman is:
Robert C. Leif
Phone: (305) 661-9048
"Ada 95, The Language Speaks for Itself"
An article has been published in Object Magazine by R. C. Leif,
T. Moran, and R. Brukardt, "Ada 95, The Language Speaks for
Itself". Unfortunately, Sigs owns the copyright. Therefore, this
entire document can NOT be posted on the ABWG web site. You may
request a copy from Robert Leif. The full reference is:
R. C. Leif, T. Moran, and R. Brukardt, "Ada 95, The Language Speaks for
Itself", Object Magazine, Implementation Languages, 7 (3)
pp. 32-39, May (1997).
Microsoft Windows Subgroup
Discussions about Ada bindings to Microsoft Windows; the subgroup chairman is:
Steven V. Case
Object Management Group (OMG) subgroup (ABWG-OMG)
has the specific charter to identify and disseminate issues and
recommendations for the creation of Ada bindings to the OMG Common
Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). More detailed information
on Ada and OMG and CORBA can be found by following the link.
The subgroup chairman is:
Objective Interface Systems, Inc.
1892 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191-5448
Phone: (703) 295-6500
FAX : (703) 295-6501
Compartmental Mode Workstation Subgroup
Discussions about Ada bindings to the Compartmental Mode Workstation
(CMW); the subgroup chairman position is currently open.
Ada package specifications, a paper in PostScript format, and other
items of interest are available in the
News about an IEEE Bindings Working Group
In October 1994 IEEE Portable Applications Standards Committee received
approval from PASC to form a working group to define an Ada binding to
XTI; in January 1995, the IEEE PASC received approval for an Ada
binding to Sockets. These interfaces will provide the same
functionality as the C interfaces, but will incorporate encapsulation,
information hiding, and other features available in Ada.
More detailed information
Last update 22 June 1998. Questions, comments to
Clyde Roby (CRoby@IDA.Org)