.ADS File Extension

Ada Specification File

General Information

Title ADS File Extension
Extension .ads
Full Form Ada Specification File
File Type Programming Source File
Developer AdaCore
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Define interfaces
Additional Functions Declare types, subroutines
Features Modular, Reusable

File Characteristics

Quality High-level, Strong-typed
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

System Programming Yes
Embedded Systems Yes
High-Integrity Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low risk
Best Practices Regular updates, Code audits

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1980
Latest Version Ada 2012

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .adb, .ali, .gpr

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
GNAT Ada Free, Commercial Windows, Mac, Linux
Eclipse IDE with Ada plugins Free Windows, Mac, Linux