IBM developerWorks: Glibc Test Tool
Oct 08, 2000, 12:38 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The Glibc Test Tool has been developed to examine the
internationalization (I18N) APIs provided by Glibc. When the I18N
APIs are working properly, Glibc-based applications that cater to
the global market can be developed quickly and made simultaneously
available, worldwide. This test tool will accelerate the
market-readiness of Linux applications, which is crucial to Linux's
future success in all arenas."
"The tool focuses on the I18N APIs defined in the X/Open
Portability Guide Issue4 (XPG4), ISO/IEC 9899 amendment 1, ISO/IEC
9945-1 (POSIX.1), and ISO/IEC 9945-2 (POSIX.2), all of which are
officially supported by Glibc."
"The tool is automated through the use of answer files, where
the test cases and expected results are predefined. This approach
eliminates the prerequisite for testers with special linguistic
skills. Within a matter of minutes, the tool tests approximately
100 APIs with several hundred parameters and identifies the
problematic APIs. The answer file is scalable and customizable, so
you can add test cases for a particular application to your test