ACATS 3.0 User's Guide
4.2.5 Class E
Class E tests check for constructs that may require
inspection to verify. They have special grading criteria that are stated
within the test source. They are generally expected to compile, bind
and execute successfully, but some implementations may report errors
at compile time for some tests. The "TENTATIVELY PASSED" message
indicates special conditions that must be checked to determine whether
the test is passed.
An implementation passes a class E test if it reports
"TENTATIVELY PASSED", and the special conditions noted in the
test are satisfied. It also passes if there is a compile time error reported
that satisfies the special conditions. Class E tests fail if the grading
criteria in the test source are not satisfied, or if they fail to complete
execution (hang or crash), if the reported result is "FAILED",
or if they do not produce a complete output report.
Only legacy tests are included in this class.