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4.56 Attribute Stub_Type

The GNAT implementation of remote access-to-classwide types is organized as described in AARM section E.4 (20.t): a value of an RACW type (designating a remote object) is represented as a normal access value, pointing to a "stub" object which in turn contains the necessary information to contact the designated remote object. A call on any dispatching operation of such a stub object does the remote call, if necessary, using the information in the stub object to locate the target partition, etc.

For a prefix T that denotes a remote access-to-classwide type, T'Stub_Type denotes the type of the corresponding stub objects.

By construction, the layout of T'Stub_Type is identical to that of type RACW_Stub_Type declared in the internal implementation-defined unit System.Partition_Interface. Use of this attribute will create an implicit dependency on this unit.