|WANTED: Parser testing tools and/or random sentence generator(s). email@example.com (1992-10-22)|
|Re: WANTED: Parser testing tools and/or random sentence generator(s). firstname.lastname@example.org (1992-10-23)|
|Re: WANTED: Parser testing tools and/or random sentence generator(s). email@example.com (Glenn Kasten) (1992-10-23)|
|Re: WANTED: Parser testing tools and/or random sentence generator(s). firstname.lastname@example.org (1992-10-26)|
|From:||email@example.com (Brian Marick)|
|Organization:||University of Illinois, Dept. of Comp. Sci., Urbana, IL|
|Date:||Mon, 26 Oct 1992 18:19:57 GMT|
|Keywords:||C++, testing, tools|
One such tool is DGL, by Peter Maurer. You can find information about
it in the comp.software-eng archives, in the test tool section.
Here's some information about those archives:
The following files are available via anonymous FTP from directory
pub/software-eng on host ftp.qucis.queensu.ca (126.96.36.199). Log in with
user ID 'anonymous' and use your mailing address as the password. Each file
has a header (in e-mail or news format) that credits the original collector.
If you cannot use FTP, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org containing
a line of the form
send software-eng f1 f2 ...
where f1, f2, and so on are the names of the files from this list; the mail
server should respond within an hour or so plus mailing delays (which can
themselves be substantial if you're not directly on the internet). If you
want to find out more about the archive server, send mail to the same address
with a line containing the word 'help'; if you do this you can't also request
files in the same message. If your mailer has trouble with large files, use
the 'size <bytes>' command to set a threshold, above which the server will
split files into several messages.
testTools 10 Jun 1992 Tools for testing
Another tool was done by a student I worked with, Georgios
Papagiannakopoulos. You can fetch its source and documentation from
cs.uiuc.edu:pub/testing/gtt.tar.Z. It doesn't generate random sentences,
but rather subsets of templates for possible sentences. You can expand
those templates either randomly or (often better) by using
conditions-to-test from other sources.
Brian Marick, email@example.com, uiucdcs!marick, firstname.lastname@example.org (pending)
Freeware test coverage tool: see cs.uiuc.edu:pub/testing/GCT.README
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