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It's a whole bunch of things. It would also be tests of stuff that bit the individual. If...
Judging by other responses, "application regression testing", or at least "regression testing", is recognized usage.
But it's not what you mean, or it's not all of what you mean, apparently. Fair enough.
I'm still having trouble imagining what would be in this package, based on this description, unless it's a suite of test inputs for applications the user thinks are critical.
But your earlier description, mentioning how numbers are stored ....
I'm now imagining something that might start with a simple test of what happens when you run this program (pseudocode here, which I hope makes the intent clear):
declare N to be an integer and give it initial value 0 loop add 1 to N print value of N end loop
There might be systems on which this would crash at some point. On other systems it would run "forever" but at some point would start repeating values, and the point at which it started repeating would be different on different systems. This would tell you how large a signed (unsigned?) integer could be stored, and what happens when the maximum value is exceeded, which seems like useful information.
Something like that?
Seems to me that your "sanity checks" package would be equally
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On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 13:17:01 -0400, "Rostyslaw J. Lewyckyj" I'm not aware of any, offhand. One could, for example, have a print train with, say, four repebreastions of the 48-character set (instead...
But this is a general problem with testing software, not specific to GUIs.
I'm inclined to think that there must be programs that allow one to capture and repeat keyboard-and-mouse input to a GUI programs.
But we may be drifting away from the more important and interesting point.
Semantics? what results do you mean, other than output?
Maybe not about what you have in mind, but there seems to be a body of work related to what consbreastutes adequate testing of software, which is more or less related to what I meant in (1). Not really the point, though ....
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snip Replying to this separately because it might be an interesting enough point not to get lost -- in some ways this seems like a trivial point, and in other ways...
Could be. (I must agree to some extent, or I wouldn't try to follow as many of the discussions in this group as I do .... )
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