ACATS 3.1 User's Guide
4.1.5 Special Core Tests
This section identifies tests that appear in the
Core (since their requirements are enunciated there) but that may be
graded as non-supported for implementations not claiming support of certain
Specialized Needs Annexes.
Annex C Requirements
Section 13 of the Ada Standard includes implementation
advice paragraphs include the words "recommended level of support".
The ACATS does not require implementations to conform to those paragraphs
unless they claim support for Annex C, Systems Programming (because of
C.2(2): "The implementation shall support at least the functionality
defined by the recommended levels of support in Section 13.")
Tests that check conformance
to the implementation advice are listed below:
Implementations that claim support for Annex C are
required to process and pass the tests listed above.
Implementations that do not claim support for Annex
C are still required to process these tests. Such implementations may
reject the lines marked with the special comment -- ANX-C RQMT,
in which case the test will be graded as "unsupported". If
an implementation accepts such lines in one of these tests, then the
test must be bound (linked) and executed, with a passed or not_applicable