Accession Number:

ADA135775

Title:

Program Mutation: An Approach to Software Testing.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

306.0

Abstract:

Program Mutation is a method of assessing the quality of computer program test data. Test data is said to be adequate if a program behaves correctly on the data but incorrect programs fail. A mutation score assesses how close a given test is to being adequate. This report describes the status of research in program mutation. Topics covered include theoretical results, error classification, experimental studies, implementation strategies for a mutation analyzer, and field studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE