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Author Bailey, Mark W. ♦ Davidson, Jack W.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Abstract Building compilers that generate correct code is difficult. In this paper we present a compiler testing technique that closes the gap between actual compiler implementations and correct compilers. Using formal specifications of procedure calling conventions, we have built a target-sensitive test suite generator that builds test cases for a specific aspect of compiler code generators the procedure calling sequence generator. By exercising compilers with these target-specific test suites, our automated testing tool has exposed bugs in every compiler tested. These compilers include ones that have been in heavy use for many years. The detected bugs cause more than 14,000 test cases to fail.
Description Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (Bailey, Mark W.; Davidson, Jack W.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1983-05-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGPLAN Notices (SIGP)
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 5
Page Count 9
Starting Page 249
Ending Page 257


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Source: ACM Digital Library