Compilers are said to be "validated" once they have passed the extensive test suite known as the Ada Compiler Validation Capability (ACVC).
During a transition period from January 1995, when the Ada 95 standard was approved, until March 1997 when the Ada 95 Ada Compiler Validation Capability (ACVC) version 2.1 is required for use, there will be two "current" test suites used for validation testing:
Compiler vendors may choose to get a certificate for either one. The ACVC 1.11 test suite will expire March 1997 and certificates will expire March 1998. The ACVC 2.0 test suite will expire March 1997 and certificates will expire March 1998.
The ACVC 2.0 test suite consists of three parts:
An additional 376 tests will be added to the core and annex categories in ACVC 2.1.
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