ASE2 CARD CATALOG ENTRY
Ada System Certifier_1 1.0 Date/Time of Processing: Tuesday 24 May 1994 09:33:16Pm Overall Assessment of System: OK Classification of System: A Basis of Classification -- Syntax Errors PASS Completeness PASS Independence from External Libraries PASS Independence from a Specific Ada Compiler PASS Number of ... Files 14 Library Units 14 Lines 2423 Statements 607 Comments 586
This tool was developed for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). to benchmark Ada compilation systems (ACS). The BGT is to be used for measuring capacity and performance aspects of the ACS.
The BGT will allow the generation of an Ada software system that resembles the size and complexity of any Ada software system. Use of the BGT will allow the user to demonstrate functionality and capacities of the proposed systems ACS being examined and to gain an understanding of the compilation system's ability to handle software representative of the scale and complexity of the software system to be developed. The BGT is composed of two sets of tests, Library Capacity tests and Dependency Maintenance Test tests.
The Library Capacity tests evaluate the number of dependent compilation units that the library management system can accommodate. By generating compilation units that reflect the size and complexity of a given software system, the proposed ACS can be evaluated in terms of its capacity to handle that software system.
The Dependency Maintenance tests evaluate the correctness and efficiency of the ACS's dependency graph implementation. A key advantage of the Ada library management system is the ability to decompose the software system into manageable compilation units and to modify a compilation unit without having to recompile the entire system. The Dependency Maintenance tests allow the recompilation capabilities of the ACS to be evaluated. By generating compilation units that reflect the size and complexity of a given software system, the proposed ACS can be evaluated in terms of its recompilation capabilities for handling that system.
See the paper by MITRE in the proceedings of the Third International IEEE Conference on Ada Applications and Environments (23-25 May 1988) for a general description and motivation for the tool.
DATE VERSION AUTHOR HISTORY 11/26/88 1.0 MITRE Initial Release to the ASR
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