Ada Gets Promoted To Being A First-Class Language In Coreboot
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 19 September 2016 at 09:47 AM EDT. 10 Comments
Coreboot has mainlined a months-old patch to make the Ada programming language "a first class citizen" in this low-level open-source project.

As of today in Coreboot GNAT runtime system was also added today for the Ada code.

This Ada Coreboot code was written by Nico Huber. Last year he inquired about Ada support in Coreboot as he wrote a native graphics init system covering some Intel hardware (at least eDP on Ivy Bridge but could work for other hardware too) and it was written in the SPARK Ada subset.

The Ada programming language remains popular in many development circles for its safety-critical features and very strong typing.
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