A Sharp (.NET)

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Designed byDr. Martin C. Carlisle, Lt Col Ricky Sward, Maj Jeff Humphries
First appeared2004; 18 years ago (2004)
PlatformCommon Language Infrastructure
LicenseGNU General Public License

A# is a port of the Ada programming language to the Microsoft .NET platform. A# is freely distributed by the Department of Computer Science at the United States Air Force Academy as a service to the Ada community under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

AdaCore took over this development in 2007, and announced "GNAT for .NET", which is a fully supported .NET product with all of the features of A# and more.[1] As of 2021, A# has fallen dramatically in popularity and is considered by some to be a dead language (there are no known users or implementations).[2][unreliable source?]


  1. ^ Cited by Martin Carlisle (USAFA) http://asharp.martincarlisle.com/ and see also http://www.adacore.com/2007/09/10/adacore-first-to-bring-true-net-integration-to-ada/ Archived 2007-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Developer, Website (2021-03-10). "The Mysterious Existence of A#". Medium. Retrieved 2021-06-22.

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