|C Torture Tests email@example.com (1990-03-02)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (James Reinders)|
|Organization:||Intel iWarp, Beaverton, Oregon, USA|
|Date:||Fri, 2 Mar 90 19:32:17 GMT|
I got a copy of the "C torture tests" recently.
Could someone please tell me who wrote these tests, and where they are
"officially" distributed from? The copy I got was not an original.
The tests have the following problems:
test 241 - assumes that a compiler will not abort if an integer constant is
too large (will not even fit in a "long"). This is unfortunate.
test 243 - will print "er1" and "er4" unless the compiler is "partially
ANSI." This is bad considering the tests are billed as "K&R" tests. The
key is `\a', which a pure K&R compiler will consider to be 'a' and an ANSI
compiler will consider to be a BELL (audible alert).
test s81 - prints "Register count for ... is unreliable" if your optimizer
is worth anything at all. The "problem" if that a good optimizer will
promote variables to registers even if they are not declared "register."
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