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26.5 Setting Up and Tearing Down the Testing Environment

Besides test routines themselves, each test package has a parent package Test_Data that has two procedures: Set_Up and Tear_Down. This package is never overwritten by the tool. Set_Up is called before each test routine of the package and Tear_Down is called after each test routine. Those two procedures can be used to perform necessary initialization and finalization, memory allocation, etc. Test type declared in Test_Data package is parent type for the test type of test package and can have user-defined components whose values can be set by Set_Up routine and used in test routines afterwards.