Q&A for Compiler Users
Q&A About SuperTest for Compiler Users
Q: I am an application developer that uses an off-the-shelf compiler.
Why do I need to test this compiler?
A: Compilers are extremely complex programs with many options. A compiler error can break an application in unexpected ways that may be hard to debug. Even if the compiler supplier has tested the compiler, the compiler was probably never tested for your particular use case (the combination of environment and compiler options).
For applications in safety-critical or security domains, it is important that developers have confidence that the compiler does not introduce application errors for their specific use case.