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This paper presents experiences in applying modern functional verification to a configurable decimal floating point Adder / Subtractor core targeted to programmable logic. Despite its huge input space, a number of hard-to-verify corner cases are identified. Two different verification frameworks were applied in order to develop testbenches: OVM and Truss. These tesbenches were built to be independent of the ALU operand representation and IEEE754-2008 specific modules were also implemented. Verification results, the experience itself, and a comparative study of the alternatives was made and summarized for designers and verification engineers.