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bug #56937: BIST tests needed for interpreter format command

Submitter:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted:  Mon 23 Sep 2019 06:19:42 PM UTC
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Mon 23 Sep 2019 06:19:42 PM UTC, original submission:  

The format command has many different styles (general, eng, bank, hex, rat, etc.), combined with different options (short/long, compact/loose), combined with different value types to display (real scalar, complex scalar, real matrix, complex matrix), combined with other outside options such as fixed_point_format().

Unfortunately, there are essentially no BIST tests and small changes can introduce regressions as has already happened between versions 4.2 and 4.4 with respect to "format long".

It would be best if we had reasonable BIST tests so we could practice test-driven development and not cause further problems while trying to fix the ones that already exist.

Rik <rik5>
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