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Title: MP-1 Issues for Plasma Spraying

  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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United States
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Hollis, Kendall Jon. MP-1 Issues for Plasma Spraying. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1143990.
Hollis, Kendall Jon. MP-1 Issues for Plasma Spraying. United States. doi:10.2172/1143990.
Hollis, Kendall Jon. Fri . "MP-1 Issues for Plasma Spraying". United States. doi:10.2172/1143990.
title = {MP-1 Issues for Plasma Spraying},
author = {Hollis, Kendall Jon},
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year = {Fri Jul 18 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Fri Jul 18 00:00:00 EDT 2014}

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  • This Validation Summary Report describes the extent to which a specific Ada compiler conforms to the Ada Standard, ANSI/MIL-STD-1815A. The report explains all technical terms used within it and thoroughly reports the results of testing this compiler using the Ada Compiler Validation Capability. An Ada compiler must be implemented according to the Ada Standard, and any implementation-dependent features must conform to the requirements of the Ada Standard. The Ada Standard must be implemented in its entirety, and nothing can be implemented that is not in the Standard. Even though all validated Ada compilers conform to the Ada Standard, it mustmore » be understood that some differences do exist between implementations. The Ada Standard permits some implementation dependencies - for example, the maximum length of identifiers or the maximum values of integer types. Other differences between compilers result from the characteristics of particular operating systems, hardware, or implementation strategies. All the dependencies observed during the process of testing this compiler are given in this report. The information in this report is derived from the test results produced during validation testing. The validation process includes submitting a suite of standardized tests, the ACVC, as inputs to an Ada compiler and evaluating the results.« less
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