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       hfst-pair-test - =pair test for a twolc rule file.


       hfst-pair-test [OPTIONS...] [INFILE]


       pair test for a twolc rule file.

   Common options:
       -h, --help
              Print help message

       -V, --version
              Print version info

       -v, --verbose
              Print verbosely while processing

       -q, --quiet
              Only print fatal erros and requested output

       -s, --silent
              Alias of --quiet

   Input/Output options:
       -i, --input=INFILE
              Read input rule file from INFILE

       -o, --output=OUTFILE
              Write test output to OUTFILE

       -N  --negative-test
              Test fails if any of the pair strings is accepted.

       -X  --xerox-mode
              In xerox mode, test cases are harvested from a twolc source file.

   Pair test options:
       -I, --input-strings=SFILE
              Read pair test strings from SFILE

       If  SFILE  is  missing, the test pair strings are read from STDIN.  If OUTFILE is missing,
       test output is written to STDOUT.

       The rule file is tested using correspondences given as pair strings, e.g. "e a r l  y:i  e
       r".  Every pair string is tested using every rule and the program prints information about
       correspondences that are incorrectly allowed or disallowed.

       The  test  pair  string  files  contain  one  pair  string/line.  Lines  where  the  first
       non-white-space character is "!" are considered comment lines and skipped.

       There are three test modes positive, negative and Xerox mode. In positive mode, all of the
       pair strings should be allowed and in negative mode they should be  disallowed.  In  Xerox
       mode  the cases are read from a twolc source file and both positive and negative cases can

       Ordinarily, positive test mode is in use. Option -N switches to negative  test  mode.  The
       exit  code  for  a  successful test is 0.  The exit code is 1 otherwise. A successful test
       will print "Test passed". A failing test prints "Test failed" and information  about  pair
       strings that are handled incorrectly.

       In  positive  test  mode  (i.e.  without option -N), if a pair string is not accepted, the
       names of the rules that reject it are printed as well as the positions in the string where
       the  rules  run  out  of possible transitions. In negative mode, only the strings that are
       allowed are printed.

       In Xerox mode, the input should be a twolc file. Tests consist of two lines: an input form
       and  an  output form. The test cases are specialized comments prefixed with either '!!???'
       or '!!$' depeding on whether the pair should succeed or fail. An  example  of  a  positive

       !!??? earlYer !!??? earlier

       An example of a negative test:

       !!$ earlYer !!$ earlyer

       In  silent  mode  (-s), the program won't print anything. Only the exit code tells whether
       the test was successful or not.


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