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2.166 Pragma Style_Checks


pragma Style_Checks (string_LITERAL | ALL_CHECKS |
                     On | Off [, LOCAL_NAME]);

This pragma is used in conjunction with compiler switches to control the built in style checking provided by GNAT. The compiler switches, if set, provide an initial setting for the switches, and this pragma may be used to modify these settings, or the settings may be provided entirely by the use of the pragma. This pragma can be used anywhere that a pragma is legal, including use as a configuration pragma (including use in the gnat.adc file).

The form with a string literal specifies which style options are to be activated. These are additive, so they apply in addition to any previously set style check options. The codes for the options are the same as those used in the `-gnaty' switch to `gcc' or `gnatmake'. For example the following two methods can be used to enable layout checking:

The form ALL_CHECKS activates all standard checks (its use is equivalent to the use of the gnaty switch with no options. See the GNAT User’s Guide for details.)

Note: the behavior is slightly different in GNAT mode (`-gnatg' used). In this case, ALL_CHECKS implies the standard set of GNAT mode style check options (i.e. equivalent to `-gnatyg').

The forms with Off and On can be used to temporarily disable style checks as shown in the following example:

pragma Style_Checks ("k"); -- requires keywords in lower case
pragma Style_Checks (Off); -- turn off style checks
NULL;                      -- this will not generate an error message
pragma Style_Checks (On);  -- turn style checks back on
NULL;                      -- this will generate an error message

Finally the two argument form is allowed only if the first argument is On or Off. The effect is to turn of semantic style checks for the specified entity, as shown in the following example:

pragma Style_Checks ("r"); -- require consistency of identifier casing
Arg : Integer;
Rf1 : Integer := ARG;      -- incorrect, wrong case
pragma Style_Checks (Off, Arg);
Rf2 : Integer := ARG;      -- OK, no error

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