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SY3S01: Referral coursework: ADA IPC

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Referral Coursework: ADA IPC

In the middle 1980’s the programming language ADA was promoted as the successor to Modula-2 and as the language for the all Department of Defence (USA) contracts.

Your task is to produce a report (not more than 3000 words) in which you reexamine the language ADA. You should examine how effective ADA would be in creating a microkernel. Outline the features which are lacking in ADA for such a project and also those features which neatly map onto a microkernel.

Secondly you must examine the synchronisation mechanism (rendez-vous) which is promoted by ADA and contrast this to the Dijkstra’s (P/V) Wait and Signal mechanism which we covered in class.

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This assignment must be your own work. You are encouraged to read around the subject and use the Internet.

You must cite all references.