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README file for adasockets.

AdaSockets is a medium binding (it is not a thin binding because it uses Ada
types and not a thick binding because you have the same subprogram names as
in C) for using BSD-style sockets in Ada.

If there is an extension that you would like to see in, please use the
mailing-list (see or drop a
note to the author (Samuel Tardieu <>).

AdaSockets works with GCC 4.3 although it may work with older version but has
not been tested.

As you may have noticed, the name is not really original. If you have a better
name, send me a note with your suggestion.

To use AdaSockets with gnatmake once installed, type:

% gnatmake `adasockets-config` ...

The `adasockets-config` part will add the correct options to gnatmake command
line. Read the documentation for details.

AdaSockets is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later
version.  AdaSockets is distributed in the hope that it will be
useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
General Public License for more details.  You should have received a
copy of the GNU General Public License distributed with AdaSockets;
see file COPYING.  If not, write to the Free Software Foundation, 59
Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

As a special exception, if other files instantiate generics from this
unit, or you link this unit with other files to produce an executable,
this unit does not by itself cause the resulting executable to be
covered by the GNU General Public License.  This exception does not
however invalidate any other reasons why the executable file might be
covered by the GNU Public License.

The main repository for this software is located at:

The author, Samuel Tardieu <>
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