ACVS™
ANSI/ISO/FIPS-160 C VALIDATION SUITE
Current Release: Test Cases: Support/Updates:
Version 4.5, Jan 1998 8,000+ One year

Description:
ACVS, a subset of CVSA, Perennial's C Compiler Validation Suite, is uniquely recognized by both the US Government and The Open Group (formerly X/Open). In 1989, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), selected ACVS, in a competitive procurement, as the exclusive test suite for certification of conformance to the C language standard. This certification process established products qualified for U.S. Government procurement. NIST procedures required public reviews and control board scrutiny for each new ACVS release. ACVS is the most rigorously and thoroughly reviewed C validation suite available in the market today.

ACVS validates the conformance of an C compiler/translator to the following standards:

1. International Standard for Programming Language-C, ISO/IEC 9899:1990
2. United States Government's Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) publication for the programming language C, FIPS-160: ISO/IEC 9899:1990
3. American National Standards Institute (ANSI) C Standard: ISO/IEC 9899:1990
4. The Open Group for XPG-4 branding of C compilers conforming to ISO/IEC 9899:1990
 
Certification/Branding:
Conformance testing programs officially awarding a Certificate of Validation and/or branding are available from Perennial and The Open Group.

 
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