Testing and Validation Issues,
- Software development, prototyping, testing and validation,
software tools, ISO 9000-3.
- DRAFT Release 0.2, 10 December 1998
- Author: Kurt Fedra
The ACA ToolKit
used as the development framework employs an interactive
error handling for a large class of error conditions.
In most cases, a so-called alert box is triggered, that
shows the relevant part of the systems error message or, if the error
condition was checked by the application, an application specific error
message, most often in the context of a WARNING, in a pop-up window.
This window offers two possibilities in integrated menu buttons:
ABORT which aborts the application and returns the use to the UNIX
shell, where the parent window from the application was run will display
the error message(s) from standard error;
CONTINUE which will attempt to continue execution of the
application, which might, depending on the nature and severity of the error
condition encountered, lead to an irrecoverable error, crash, and core dump
for subsequent source-code debugging with an appropriate symbolic debugger.