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Pragma No_Return


     pragma No_Return (procedure_LOCAL_NAME {, procedure_LOCAL_NAME});

Each procedure_LOCAL_NAME argument must refer to one or more procedure declarations in the current declarative part. A procedure to which this pragma is applied may not contain any explicit return statements. In addition, if the procedure contains any implicit returns from falling off the end of a statement sequence, then execution of that implicit return will cause Program_Error to be raised.

One use of this pragma is to identify procedures whose only purpose is to raise an exception. Another use of this pragma is to suppress incorrect warnings about missing returns in functions, where the last statement of a function statement sequence is a call to such a procedure.

Note that in Ada 2005 mode, this pragma is part of the language, and is identical in effect to the pragma as implemented in Ada 95 mode.