Our Next Meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, 12 April 2001 at 7:30 P.M.
will be speaking on
Everything You Wanted to Know About Exceptions, But Were Afraid to Raise
at the Lockheed Martin Corporation in Rockville, Maryland
(Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.)
Snacks and soft drinks will be served at 7:00 PM, the general meeting will start at 7:30 PM, followed by the program.
This presentation will start at the basics, discussing the Ada 83 concept of exceptions. To be effective, exceptions and their handling must be addressed at the design level and not at the code level where it is frequently performed today. This presentation will discuss several alternative approaches to addressing error handling in the design using exceptions.
Since Ada 83, several changes have been made to the exception area. Changes for Ada 95 made exceptions more effective. A Workshop at Ada-Europe this May will address proposed needs for exceptions that may likely result in changes for the next version of the Ada language, Ada 0X.
The use of exceptions can be assessed via automated tools. The presentation will conclude by addressing several analyses that can be performed on a program via automated tools so the program quality can be improved.
Mr. Currie Colket is the Vice Chair of ACM SIGAda for Meetings and Conferences, the Chair of the SIGAda Ada Semantic Working Group, and Chair of the ISO WG9 ASIS Rapporteur Group. He recently retired from the DoD where he served in the Air Force as an Airborne Surveillance Officer on AWACS and a computer scientist for the United States Navy. Mr. Colket is currently a software systems engineer for MITRE. His current tasks involve code analysis using ASIS-based tools. Prior to his affiliation with MITRE, he was a consultant for the Software Program Manager's Network (SPMN). He has a Bachelor of Science from Case Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Ohio State University. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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updated 3 April 2001