Dear Team-Ada: Another important milestone has occurred in the life of ASIS. Back in 1992, Al Kopp and Jim Bladen, both of TeleSoft, speculated that ASIS could be used to reconstruct the source code of an entire Ada partition simply by making ASIS queries into the compilation environment. This speculation has now turned into reality!!! Alfred Strohmeier, Vasiliy Fofanov, Sergey Rybin and Stephane Barbey will be presenting a paper at Ada-Europe'98 (see http://www.ada-europe.org/) titled: "Quality-for-ASIS: A Portable Testing Facility for ASIS." The paper describes the development of an extensive testing facility for ASIS implementations. Of particular interest is the approach taken for the testing of the generic procedure Traverse_Element. The strategy is to compile the ACVC test suite, which contains all possible Ada 95 syntactic elements, and reconstruct the ACVC using only ASIS queries. The paper reported: "The implementation of Traverse_Element in ASIS-for-GNAT passed successfully this test." This is very important achievement as it is a clear indicator of the maturity of ASIS. This test demonstrates that ASIS implementations can correctly handle every Ada 95 syntactic element, as evidenced by reconstructing the ACVC using ASIS queries. Thank you Alfred, Vasiliy, Sergey, and Stephane for this important demonstration! v/r Currie Colket Chair ASISWG/Chair ASISRG [log in to unmask] +1 (703) 242-4561 P.S. An electronic copy of this paper is on the ASIS Home Page => http://www.acm.org/sigada/WG/asiswg under Upcoming ASISWG/ASISRG Meetings and Events. Section 2 contains a very nice introduction to ASIS. The paper describes an excellent approach to testing ASIS and should be of value to all implementors. The Quality-for-ASIS facility is freely available from LGL-DI-EPFL ftp site at => ftp://lglftp.epfl.ch/pub/ASIS/ The readme file for the Quality-for-ASIS distribution is called readme.Q4A. The distribution itself is in a file Q4A.tar.gz.