Re: C compiler validation suite

"Derek M. Jones" <>
19 Apr 2007 00:22:42 -0400

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From: "Derek M. Jones" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 19 Apr 2007 00:22:42 -0400
Organization: ntl Cablemodem News Service
References: 07-04-060
Keywords: C, testing
Posted-Date: 19 Apr 2007 00:22:42 EDT


> I'm in the process of selecting a validation suite for conformance
> testing of our new C compiler. The compiler will be ISO C99 and will
> support TR18037 (Embedded C extensions).
> Which validation suite would you recommend ?

Some work I did to evaluate the validation suite used by NIST
(Perennial) is described here:

Similar was was done for BSI (who used PlumHall) and the
results were remarkably similar.

I have never used the Nullstone or Ace suites and so don't
know how they perform.

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