|Validation Suite Report email@example.com (1988-08-26)|
|Re: Validation Suite Report firstname.lastname@example.org (1988-08-30)|
|Validation Suite Report email@example.com (1991-06-13)|
|Re: Validation Suite Report firstname.lastname@example.org (John R. Levine) (1991-07-02)|
|Re: Validation Suite Report email@example.com (1991-07-03)|
|From:||John R. Levine <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 2 Jul 91 11:48:10 EDT|
[Last month I asked for an update to my validation suite list. Here's what
I got. -John]
Reply-To: email@example.com (David Keppel)
Subject: Re: Validation Suite Report
John Levine (the moderator) writes:
>[Questions on validation suites arrive all the time. This message from
>August 1988 is the most complete report on validation suites that I have
>seen. ... Additions and corrections are welcome.
There is a test suite included with the lcc 1.6 front-end distribution.
Via anonymous ftp from `princeton.edu' in `.../pub/lcc/lccfe-1.6.tar.Z'
(the 1.6 may change as the version number changes).
FYI: lcc is an ANSI C compiler front end. It comes with a naive VAX
code generator and others are available via license. Included
documentation describes the front end and the naive code generator in
;-D on ( Sweet validation ) Pardo
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 91 21:37:20 -0400
Subject: validation suites
A Scheme validation suite is available via anonymous ftp from
nexus.yorku.ca:pub/scheme/scm/test.scm. It tests compliance to the
IEEE and R^3.99RS standards, and was written by Aubrey Jaffer,
Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Esmond Pitt)
Subject: Re: Re: Validation Suite Report
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 91 19:10:37 EST
In article 91-06-014 email@example.com (Tom Wood) writes:
> The Federal Govt validation suites for Fortran and Cobol are not
> available to the general public. The last time I heard, a single
> test run cost a vendor about $15K, making it useless for those of
> us who develop language-processing tools. Even the reports of the
> tests may be of little use to users; I'm told they consist mainly
> of pass/fail tables.
They should be available to anyone who says they want to test or
certify a compiler, for a media fee, around $500.00, although it is 4
years since I worked in this area. The UK source below is cheaper and
easier for both the test suite and validation runs. The Cobol tests
consist of pass/fail tables annotated by a reference to the relevant
section of the ANSI standard. The annotations were somewhat inaccurate
when I last looked.
Assessment Department Phone: 0442 3111
British Standards Institution Telex: 82424
Hemel Hempstead, Herts
The following addresses:
US Department of Commerce
National Technical Information Service
Federal Software Management Support Center
General Services Administration
Two Skyline Place, Suite 1100
5203 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
are both out of date. The US source for all compiler certification
tests under Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) is now the
National Bureau of Standards or the British Standards Institution
(above). They recognize each other's test procedures, too.
Esmond Pitt, Computer Power Group
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