ANSI/ISO/FIPS-160 C VALIDATION SUITE
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:
Conformance testing programs officially awarding a Certificate of Validation and/or branding are available from Perennial and The Open Group.
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Last modified 7 Jan 2005