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2.166 Pragma Static_Elaboration_Desired


pragma Static_Elaboration_Desired;

This pragma is used to indicate that the compiler should attempt to initialize statically the objects declared in the library unit to which the pragma applies, when these objects are initialized (explicitly or implicitly) by an aggregate. In the absence of this pragma, aggregates in object declarations are expanded into assignments and loops, even when the aggregate components are static constants. When the aggregate is present the compiler builds a static expression that requires no run-time code, so that the initialized object can be placed in read-only data space. If the components are not static, or the aggregate has more that 100 components, the compiler emits a warning that the pragma cannot be obeyed. (See also the restriction No_Implicit_Loops, which supports static construction of larger aggregates with static components that include an others choice.)