Programming languages
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Chapter - Introduction

Programming languages

ADAMO was designed in 1983 and was aimed at FORTRAN programmers to allow them to handle data through a callable package, the TAP, as described in this manual. It turned out that the abstract data types of the ER model were suitable for various other programming languages, so the system has been used with VMS-FORTRAN, C, SQL and PROLOG . In this way structured data that are logically identical can be shared by programs written in different languages, realizing a `software data bus'.

Code generators for VMS-FORTRAN and PROLOG exist, and the access to ADAMO data from ORACLE SQL requires simply the creation of an ADAMO GAF with the ORACLE driver.


SF and PP - CERN PTG - ADAMO Reference Manual for Version 3.3 - 13 Dec 93