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2.73 Pragma Implemented

Syntax:

pragma Implemented (procedure_LOCAL_NAME, implementation_kind);

implementation_kind ::= By_Entry | By_Protected_Procedure | By_Any

This is an Ada 2012 representation pragma which applies to protected, task and synchronized interface primitives. The use of pragma Implemented provides a way to impose a static requirement on the overriding operation by adhering to one of the three implementation kinds: entry, protected procedure or any of the above. This pragma is available in all earlier versions of Ada as an implementation-defined pragma.

type Synch_Iface is synchronized interface;
procedure Prim_Op (Obj : in out Iface) is abstract;
pragma Implemented (Prim_Op, By_Protected_Procedure);

protected type Prot_1 is new Synch_Iface with
   procedure Prim_Op;  --  Legal
end Prot_1;

protected type Prot_2 is new Synch_Iface with
   entry Prim_Op;      --  Illegal
end Prot_2;

task type Task_Typ is new Synch_Iface with
   entry Prim_Op;      --  Illegal
end Task_Typ;

When applied to the procedure_or_entry_NAME of a requeue statement, pragma Implemented determines the runtime behavior of the requeue. Implementation kind By_Entry guarantees that the action of requeueing will proceed from an entry to another entry. Implementation kind By_Protected_Procedure transforms the requeue into a dispatching call, thus eliminating the chance of blocking. Kind By_Any shares the behavior of By_Entry and By_Protected_Procedure depending on the target’s overriding subprogram kind.