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1 Author(s)
Jalote, P. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA

A system is described that tests for the completeness of axiomatic specifications of abstract data types. For testing, the system generates a set of test cases and an implementation of the data type from the specifications. The generated implementation is such that if the specifications are not complete, the implementation is not complete, and the behavior of all of the sequences of valid operations on the data type is not defined. This implementation is tested with the generated test cases to detect the incompleteness of specifications. The system is implemented on a VAX system running Unix

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

May 1989

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