Re: Compiler Testing Tools

Charlie Burns <>
20 Nov 1997 22:33:20 -0500

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From: Charlie Burns <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 20 Nov 1997 22:33:20 -0500
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References: 97-11-098
Keywords: testing

Raja Krishnamoorthy <> wrote:
> As part of my project my group has been involved in developing a
> parser for a specific application. It describes a messaging system
> using a formal grammar expressed using BNF (actually a variant of it).
> Now that we have developed the product we would like to test it
> exhaustively.

> With manual input, I am not certain how thorough a job we can do. Is
> anyone in this newsgroup aware of any tools that will take a formal
> grammar as input and generate test cases from that ?

I wrote something like you describe, you can read about it in

Unfortunately the company I wrote it for doesn't allow me to give
it away (and it's not a product either). Sigh. At least you can get some


Charlie Burns

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