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2.8 The Ada Library Information Files

Each compilation actually generates two output files. The first of these is the normal object file that has a .o extension. The second is a text file containing full dependency information. It has the same name as the source file, but an .ali extension. This file is known as the Ada Library Information (ALI) file. The following information is contained in the ALI file.

For a full detailed description of the format of the ALI file, see the source of the body of unit Lib.Writ, contained in file lib-writ.adb in the GNAT compiler sources.