Accession Number : ADA189360

Title :   Ada (Trade Name) Compiler Validation Summary Report: AT&T UNIX Ada, Release 1.0 3B2/600.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 21 Feb 87-21 Feb 88.

Corporate Author : INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER W-P AFB OH ADA VALIDATION FACILITY

PDF Url : ADA189360

Report Date : 21 Feb 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 36

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 and 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 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 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 validation process includes submitting a suite of standardized tests, the ACVC, as inputs to an Ada compiler and evaluating the results. Six classes of tests are used. These tests are designed to perform checks at compile time, at link time, and during execution.

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

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE