asistant - interactive command-line ASIS tool
ASIS is the Ada Semantic Interface Specification; it is an application
programming interface that allows Ada programs to inspect the structure
of other Ada programs. GNAT, the GNU Ada compiler, can parse Ada
source text and produce tree files suitable for use through ASIS.
asistant is an interactive command-line tool with a simple language
that allows you to inspect the semantic information about a compiled
program. Thus you can learn ASIS and try ASIS queries interactively
before writing them in your programs.
ASIS-for-GNAT was originally developed by the ASIS-for-GNAT team at
the Software Engineering Laboratory of the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology (LGL-EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, in
cooperation with the Scientific Research Computer Center of Moscow
State University (SRCC MSU), Russia, with funding partially provided
by grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss
Academy of Engineering Sciences. ASIS-for-GNAT is now
maintained by AdaCore (http://www.adacore.com).
This manual page was written by Ludovic Brenta <ludovic@ludovic-
brenta.org> for the Debian project,
Copyright (c) 1995-2006, Free Software Foundation, Inc.
gnat(1), gnatcheck(1), gnatelim(1), gnatmetric(1), gnatpp(1),
A short introduction to asistant in /usr/share/doc/libasis-
info asis_ug ASIS-for-GNAT User’s Guide, provided by by package
libasis-doc in the Info system, and in text, PDF and HTML
formats in /usr/share/doc/libasis-doc. (asis-doc is in the non-
free section of Debian).
info asis_rm ASIS-for-GNAT Reference Manual, same package.