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== Single character delimiters ==
&
ampersand (also operator &)
'
apostrophe, tick
(
left parenthesis
)
right parenthesis
*
asterisk, multiply (also operator *)
+
plus sign (also operator +)
,
comma
-
hyphen, minus (also operator -)
.
full stop, point, dot
/
solidus, divide (also operator /)
:
colon
;
semicolon
<
less than sign (also operator)
=
equal sign (also operator =)
>
greater than sign (also operator)
|
vertical line


== Compound character delimiters ==
=>
arrow
..
double dot
**
double star, exponentiate (also operator **)
:=
assignment
/=
inequality (also operator)
>=
greater than or equal to (also operator)
<=
less than or equal to (also operator)
<<
left label bracket
>>
right label bracket
<>
box


== Others ==
The following ones are special characters but not delimiters.

"
quotation mark, used for string literals.
#
number sign, used in based numeric literals.The following special characters are unused in Ada code - they are illegal except within string literals and comments (they are used in the Reference Manual Backus-Naur syntax definition of Ada):

[
left square bracket
]
right square bracket
{
left curly bracket
}
right curly bracket


== See also ==


=== Wikibook ===
Ada Programming


=== Ada 95 Reference Manual ===
2.1: Character Set (Annotated)
2.2: Lexical Elements, Separators, and Delimiters (Annotated)


=== Ada 2005 Reference Manual ===
2.1: Character Set (Annotated)
2.2: Lexical Elements, Separators, and Delimiters (Annotated)