ACATS 3.0 User's Guide
4.3 Naming Convention
This section describes the naming conventions used
in ACATS 3.0, specifically as they apply to files. All file names are
of the form <name>.<type>, where <type> is a one, two,
or three character extension. File names indicate test class, compilation
order (if applicable), and whether the test is implementation dependent
or requires customization. When a test is included in a single file,
<name> duplicates the test name. The same is true of a foundation.
In multiple file tests, the first 7 characters of the file <name>
are normally the same as the name of the test, however in some cases,
the structure of the test requires that the file name be different from
the Ada unit. The application of the conventions to tests is straightforward.
There are two different but similar naming conventions
used in ACATS 3.0. Legacy tests use the naming conventions of early ACVC
versions. Tests new since ACVC 1.12 use the modern convention. The conventions
are consistently distinguishable at the 7th character of the name: legacy
names have a letter in the 7th position, whereas newer (modern) names
have a digit.