by Roger Sabbagh, Mentor Graphics
Most things in life are not evenly distributed. Consider for example, the sun and the rain. The city of Portland, Oregon gets much more than its fair share of rainy days per year at 164 on average, while in Yuma, Arizona, 90% of all daylight hours are sunny.1 Or, how about life as an adolescent? Do you remember how some of us were "blessed" with acne, buck teeth and short sightedness, while others with seemingly perfect skin could spend the money they saved on skin cream, braces and eyeglasses to buy all the trendiest designer clothes? No, things are not always meted out in equal measures.
So it is with the effort required to achieve code coverage closure. A state-of-the-art, constrained-random simulation