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-- G N A T . C O M P I L E R _ V E R S I O N --
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-- S p e c --
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-- Copyright (C) 2002 Ada Core Technologies --
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-- GNAT is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under --
-- terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Soft- --
-- ware Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later ver- --
-- sion. GNAT is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITH- --
-- OUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY --
-- or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License --
-- for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General --
-- Public License distributed with GNAT; see file COPYING. If not, write --
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-- MA 02111-1307, USA. --
-- --
-- As a special exception, if other files instantiate generics from this --
-- unit, or you link this unit with other files to produce an executable, --
-- this unit does not by itself cause the resulting executable to be --
-- covered by the GNU General Public License. This exception does not --
-- however invalidate any other reasons why the executable file might be --
-- covered by the GNU Public License. --
-- --
-- GNAT was originally developed by the GNAT team at New York University. --
-- Extensive contributions were provided by Ada Core Technologies Inc. --
-- --
-- This package provides a routine for obtaining the version number of the
-- GNAT compiler used to compile the program. It relies on the generated
-- constant in the binder generated package that records this information.
-- Note: to use this package you must first instantiate it, e.g.
-- package CVer is new GNAT.Compiler_Version;
-- and then you use the function in the instantiated package (Cver.Version).
-- The reason that this unit is generic is that otherwise the direct attempt
-- to import the necessary variable from the binder file causes trouble when
-- building a shared library, since the symbol is not available.
-- Note: this unit is only useable if the main program is written
-- in Ada. It cannot be used if the main program is written in a
-- foreign language.
package GNAT.Compiler_Version is
pragma Pure (Compiler_Version);
function Version return String;
-- This function returns the version in the form "v.vvx (yyyyddmm)".
-- Here v.vv is the main version number (e.g. 3.16), x is the version
-- designator (e.g. a1 in 3.16a1), and yyyyddmm is the date in ISO form.
-- An example of the returned value would be "3.16w (20021029)". The
-- version is actually that of the binder used to bind the program,
-- which will be the same as the compiler version if a consistent
-- set of tools is used to build the program.
end GNAT.Compiler_Version;