Accession Number : ADA181893
Title : Ada (Trade Name) Compiler Validation Summary Report. Intermetrics, Inc., Intermetrics 370/CMS Ada Compiler, Version 201.16c IBM 3083 (System/370).
Descriptive Note : Rept. for 29 Oct 86-29 Oct 87.
Corporate Author : INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER W-P AFB OH ADA VALIDATION FACILITY
PDF Url : ADA181893
Report Date : 29 Oct 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 49
Abstract : This Validation Summary Report (VSR) describes the extent to which a specific Ada compiler conforms to the Ada Standard, ANSI/MIL-STD-1815A. This reports explains all technical terms used within it and thoroughly reports the results of testing this compiler using the Ada Compiler Validation Capability (ACVC). 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 must be understood that some difference to exist between implementations. The Ada Standard permits some implementation dependencies--for example, the maximum lenght of identifiers or the maximum values of integer types. Other differences between compilers results from characteristics of particular operating systems, hardware, or implementation strategies. All of 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. The purpose of validating is to ensure conformity of the compiler to the Ada Standard by testing that the compiler properly implements legal language constructs and that it identifies and rejects illegal language constructs.
Descriptors : *COMPILERS, CONFORMITY, IDENTIFICATION, LANGUAGE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, NUMBERS, STANDARDIZATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST METHODS, VALIDATION
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE