The Ada Rapporteur Group (ARG) of Working Group 9 (ISO WG9), within ISO/IEC JTC1 SC22, is responsible for maintaining and advancing the International Ada Programming Language Standard. In the past we have used an “ada-comment” mailing list as the official place to file comments or suggestions about the Standard. Over the past six months we have been moving to an online approach using a website and a GitHub issue repository. The new process seems to be working, so we ask all those with comments about the Ada Standard or the Ada Reference Manual to visit the new ARG website:
and select the “Community Input” page. There you will find forms for filing comments, or for requesting the formation of a “language study group” to focus on particular thorny topics associated with the language (an example might be “distributed computing” or “tree pattern matching”).
Rather than filling out a form, you can head over to the ARG GitHub repository:
and select the GitHub “issue” tab to post your comments, or join a discussion on issues already there.
We would also welcome “meta” comments if you have thoughts on how to improve the ARG process itself.
-Tucker Taft on behalf of the Ada Rapporteur Group