Wanted: Pascal Compiler Test Suite

Keith Pierce <krp@SEI.CMU.EDU>
Wed, 1 Apr 1992 14:42:51 GMT

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From: Keith Pierce <krp@SEI.CMU.EDU>
Keywords: Pascal, testing
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1992 14:42:51 GMT

Over the last three years comp.compilers has received four postings
requesting test suites for pascal compilers, apparently with no response.
This post asks the question again.

I will teach a software engineering course this fall, in which students
must perform maintenance on the Pascal-S compiler written by Niklaus Wirth
and enhanced by Michael Rees and Dave Robson. Of course, one important
aspect of maintenance is to perform extensive regression testing to be
sure that nothing else got broke after the fix. There's not enough time
for students to develop extensive test cases (and they don't have enough
experience to do it well), so I'm looking around for existing archives of

I will post a summary of responses.

Keith Pierce | Internet: krp@sei.cmu.edu
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