|Testing of a compiler email@example.com (2000-06-14)|
|Re: Testing of a compiler firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Elliston) (2001-02-23)|
|From:||Ben Elliston <email@example.com>|
|Date:||23 Feb 2001 00:06:27 -0500|
|Organization:||Red Hat Inc.|
|Posted-Date:||23 Feb 2001 00:06:27 EST|
>>>>> "sandeep" == sandeep pendharkar <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
sandeep> I'm currently involved in writing a C Cross-Compiler. note that i'm a
sandeep> novice in this area and one of my assignments is coming up with a
sandeep> strategy for testing the cross-compiler.
There are a number of testing strategies:
* test that correct C programs are compiled correctly.
* test that incorrect C programs are diagnosed correctly.
* test that correct C programs will compile and run, producing
a result at their termination that can be tested for.
* test that old bugs, once fixed, do not reappear.
The GCC testsuite would be an excellent starting point for testing
your cross-compiler, as the thousands of test cases have already been written.
Conformance testsuites also exist, although they do not come cheaply.
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