Synthetic Programs Library - Concepts and Facilities.
FEDERAL COBOL COMPILER TESTING SERVICE WASHINGTON D C
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A small library of synthetic COBOL programs has been developed, and experiments are being conducted to determine its suitability as a source of benchmark programs. The synthetic programs are task-oriented and completely portable. Parameters can be varied at compile time or execute time, and the design of each program is suitable to extensions, so that a wide range of eventualities can be accomodated. The behavior of these programs, running independently and in a mix, has been measured. Several problem areas have been uncovered and are discussed in the attached paper. Also discussed are potential uses and limitations of synthetic programs in the context of system benchmarks.
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