ACATS 3.0 User's Guide
5.5.6 Focus on Specific Areas
The ACATS test suite is structured to allow compiler
developers and testers to use parts of the suite to focus on specific
compiler feature areas.
Both the legacy tests and the newer tests tend to
focus on specific language features in individual tests. The name of
the test is generally a good indicator of the primary feature content
of the test, as explained in the discussion of naming conventions. Beware
that legacy test names have not changed, but the Ada Reference Manual
organization has changed from [Ada83]
, so some legacy test names point
to the wrong clause of the Ada Standard. Further, note that the general
style and approach of the newer tests creates user-oriented test situations
by including a variety of features and interactions. Only the primary
test focus can be indicated in the test name.
ACATS 3.0 tests are divided into core tests and Specialized
Needs Annex tests. Recall that annexes A and B are part of the core language.
All annex tests (including those for annexes A and B) have an 'X' as
the second character of their name; Specialized Needs Annex tests have
a letter between 'C' and 'H' (inclusive) corresponding to the annex designation,
as the third character of the test name.