Test Suites

The COBOL85 test suite is a product of the National Computing Centre, UK. It is used to determine, insofar as is practical, the degree to which a COBOL processor conforms to the COBOL standard (ANSI X3.23-1985, ISO 1989-1985, ANSI X3.23a-1989 and ANSI X3.23b-1993.)

The COBOL85 test suite consists of programs containing features of Standard COBOL, their related data and an executive program that prepares the test programs for compilation. Each program includes tests and supporting procedures indicating the results of the tests. The testing of a processor in a particular hardware/operating system environment is accomplished by compiling and executing each program.

The COBOL Test Suite is a compressed file that must be extracted from a UNIX system. Please rename the file as "filename" Z. To run the test suite, you need to extract and set up the COBOL Executive routine program; execute the COBOL Executive to select and prepare the test programs for compilation, and then prepare the necessary job scripts to compile and execute the test programs.

Please click on the filename below to transfer the COBOL Test Suite. 

newcob.val.Z (4417KB, 5/27/99)

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