Special Test Language for Automatic Test Applications - PRACTICE II
TRACE32 has it's own special BASIC-like meta-language called PRACTICE II which is a superset of
it's fundamental commands. Complete programs may be constructed using PRACTICE II for automatic
testing or for the construction of command macros. All aspects
of the systems may be controlled/programmed via the PRACTICE language.
The PRACTICE Language supports the following Data Types:
- Boolean, Binary, Hex, Integer
- Float, Character, String, Range
- Address, Address Range, Time
- Binary Mask, Hex Mask
64 Bit Floating Point Arithmetic
All important characteristics of the system can be accessed by the PRACTICE language functions. In
particular the PRACTICE program can be used to automatically enter target data.
PRACTICE Command Words
- Jump Controls
- Parameters and Variables
- Conditional Execution
- Loop Controls
- Error and Exception Handling
- Screen I/O
- File I/O
- Interactive Controls
- Program Functions
PRACTICE is a highly structured language. Local and global variables may be used. One module (file)
may call another.
Inbuilt Source Text Editor
- Multiwindow Capability
- Search and Replace Functions
- Very Fast
- Block Copy and Block Move
Commands and Parameter History
The last commands or parameters can be recalled from the command buffer.
All commands, function key and mouse operations may be recorded to a file. The file can be reexecuted.
Storing the state of the system generates a PRACTICE file, which may be edited.
Freely Configurable Menus and Icons
The standard menu and all special menus can be modified and extended by the customer
Freely Configurable Windows
Application specific window can be generated