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Tool support for generating passive C++ test oracles from Object-Z specifications

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3 Author(s)
J. McDonald ; Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Electr. Eng., Queensland Univ., St. Lucia, Qld., Australia ; P. Strooper ; D. Hoffman

A test oracle provides a means for determining whether an implementation behaves according to its specification. A passive test oracle checks that the correct behaviour has been implemented, but does not implement the behaviour itself. In previous work, we have presented a method that allows us to derive passive C++ test oracles from formal specifications written in Object-Z. We describe the "Warlock" prototype tool that supports the method. Warlock is built on top of an existing Object-Z type checker and generates oracle code for a substantial subset of the Object-Z language. We describe the architecture of Warlock and its application to a number of Object-Z specifications. We also discuss its current limitations.

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Software Engineering Conference, 2003. Tenth Asia-Pacific

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10-12 Dec. 2003