Nat'l Inst. of Standards wants comment on testing C compilers.

aa387@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Jim Kutz)
Sat, 4 Apr 1992 07:57:07 GMT

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From: aa387@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Jim Kutz)
Keywords: C, testing
Organization: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, (USA)
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1992 07:57:07 GMT

Forwarded from the National Institute of Standards and Technology,
                                  ( formerly the Bureau of Standards )

Date: Fri Apr 3 12:07:57 1992
Subject: COMPUTERS: Comments Sought for Language C Test Method
Reply-To: techserv@NIST.GOV

NIST seeks the views of industrial, public, and federal computer users
about its choice of a method for testing C compilers for conformance to
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 160. This FIPS, which
adopts ANSI Standard X3.159-1989 Programming Language C, applies to C
compilers acquired for federal use after Sept. 30, 1991. NIST chose the
Perennial ANSI C Validation Suite as its test method and needs feedback to
assess the method's suitability for appraising FIPS compliance. NIST also
is using a trial validation service to verify the accuracy and
completeness of its C validation procedures. The C standard is designed to
permit portability of C applications across a variety of hardware
configurations. NIST's test method and the results from its validation
service will be especially helpful to federal agencies that require FIPS
160 conformance. Written comments on the NIST method should be sent to the
Computer Systems Laboratory, ATTN: C Test Service, A266, Technology Bldg.,
NIST, Gaithersburg, Md. 20899.

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