Langue: en

Version: 2000\-07\-28 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 7 (Divers)


ttcn-el - GNU Emacs modes for protocol testing languages.




The programming modes ttcn-3-mode, ttcn-mode, and tm-functions for GNU Emacs are for programming in the TTCN-3, core language (Testing and Test Control Notation - 3), TTCN.MP format (Tree and Tabulart Combined Notation), or the Test Manager scripts, an enhancement to the Forth programming language, used in the Tektronix K1297 protocol tester.

The TTCN-3 programming mode (ttcn-3-mode, file ttcn3.el) does indentation, code colourisation (so-called font-locking) and gives you an index of test cases and other important definitions via the Module-Index. With the command ttcn3-parse you can run an external TTCN3Parser or ttthreeparser, if available. The keywords are according to the TTCN-3 BNF of 2001-10. If the package w3m-el is installed, you can get an online help on TTCN-3 keywords by pressing M-? or S-mouse-3. This mode is based on CC Mode, please look in the CC Mode documentation for further information.

The TTCN.MP programming mode (ttcn-mode, file ttcn.el) is not for writing test suites from scratch, but for fixing small errors or doing little changes or just looking at the MP format. No indentation is done, but some code colourisation, an index, and a menu with some navigation functions are given. Note: For large test suites startup might become very slow.

If one want that GNU Emacs treats files with the .mp extension automatically as TTCN.MP files instead of MetaPost files, add the following lines to your ~/.emacs file:

 (setq auto-mode-alist
           (cons '("\\.mp\\'" . ttcn-mode) auto-mode-alist))

The Test Manager programming functions (tm-functions, file tm.el)is an addition to the Forth programming mode (forth-mode, file forth.el). It includes only minor additions to the regular Forth mode, i.e. font-locking, index menu, and support of the Test Manager specific words.

To enable the tm-functions by default, add the following line to your ~/.emacs:

 (add-hook 'forth-mode-hook 'tm-functions)


All lisp source files are in /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/ttcn-el/.


These programmes are made by W. Borgert <<>>, as well as this documentation.


All important ideas and some code are taken from other GNU Emacs modes, and adapted to work with TTCN-3, TTCN.MP and Test Manager files. Thanks to Csaba Koppany and Theofanis Vassiliou-Gioles for valuable hints on current TTCN-3 keywords and regular expressions.

Copyright 2000 W. Martin Borgert and released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3 or higher, including this document.


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W. Martin Borgert

Copyright © 2000 W. Martin Borgert