Testing a program by examining which lines of executable code are visited (as in code coverage testing) and also the ways of getting to each line of code and the subsequent sequence of execution.
Path coverage testing is the most comprehensive type of testing that a test suite can provide. It can find more bugs, especially those that are caused by data coupling. However, path coverage is hard and usually only used for small and/or critical sections of code.
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pathergy path·er·gy (pāth’ər-jē) n. An abnormal reaction to an allergen; it may be either subnormal or abnormally severe.
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1. Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment. 2. Pooling Agreement for Technical Assistance.