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Master of Science


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Mark A. Kanko, PhD


This thesis develops a methodology to incrementally convert a legacy object oriented C++ application into Ada95. Using the experience of converting a graphic application, called Remote Debriefing Tool (RDT), in the Graphics Lab of the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), this effort defined a process to convert a C++ application into Ada95. The methodology consists of five phases: (1) reorganizing the software application, (2) breaking mutual dependencies, (3) creating package specifications to interface the existing C++ classes, (4) converting C++ code into Ada programs, and (5) embellishing. This methodology used the GNAT's C++ low level interface capabilities to support the incremental conversion. The goal of this methodology is not only to correctly convert C++ code into Ada95, but also to take advantage of Ada's features which support good software engineering principles.

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