Re: Compiler Validation Test Tool

"Paul F. Dietz" <>
1 Feb 2004 12:53:57 -0500

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From: "Paul F. Dietz" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 1 Feb 2004 12:53:57 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: < > 04-01-153
Keywords: testing, practice
Posted-Date: 01 Feb 2004 12:53:57 EST

Thomas Ronayne wrote:

> After doing an OS upgrade (from Solaris 7 -> Solaris 8), it appears
> that some code that used to compile ok, no longer compiles correctly.
> Sometimes, the code compiles but core dumps when it is executed. Is
> there a tool out there that automates checking the compilers and its
> libraries to make sure they are working correctly (something like the
> configure scripts)? If this isn't the correct forum for this question,
> which should I ask? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

There are test suites, of course, but failures likes this are often
(or even usually?) due to bugs in the code being compiled, not the
compiler or libraries.


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