Accession Number : ADA189235

Title :   Ada (Trademark) Compiler Validation Summary Report.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL COMPUTING CENTRE LTD MANCHESTER (ENGLAND)

PDF Url : ADA189235

Report Date : 30 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This Validation Summary Report (VSR) describes the extent to which a specific Ada compiler conforms to the Ada Standard. This report 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. The information in this report is derived from the test results produced during validation testing. the validation process includes submitting a suit 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 compiler properly implements legal language constructs and that it identifies and rejects illegal language constructs. The testing also identifies behaviour that is implementation dependent but permitted by the Ada Standard. Six classes of tests are used. These tests are designed to perform checks at compile time, at link time, and during execution. Keywords: Ada programming languages.

Descriptors :   *COMPILERS, *HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, STANDARDIZATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST METHODS, VALIDATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE