Future Compilers

14 Oct 90 21:12:02 GMT

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Future Compilers ctl8588@rigel.tamu.edu (1990-10-14)
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From: ctl8588@rigel.tamu.edu
Keywords: Compilers, Completeness
Organization: TAMU
Date: 14 Oct 90 21:12:02 GMT

Shot in the dark:Possibly a completeness test being required before a
company's compiler could be declared 'compatible' etc.. Something
along the lines of Tex's document test. Probly have to be administered
by a committee who would be responsible for updating/testing/documenting.
Wouldn't be that hard to see this for Ada, but for other languages
it's a stretch...*cackle*

Chet Laughlin CTL8588@RIGEL.TAMU.EDU (
[I was under the impression that for one to have a credible Ada compiler, it
has to pass the DOD's Ada test. There also at least used to be the FCVS which
tested commercial Fortran and Cobol compilers. As a former Fortran compiler
writer, I can say from experience that getting the compiler in shape to pass
the Fortran tests was a major pain. -John]

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