On 03.11.2019 17:45, Nathan Hartman wrote:
> For this week's issue, SVN-2079 "utf8_tests.py should be made non-
> iso8859-1 specific":
> According to the issue tracker, the utf8_tests.py fail on non-iso8859-
> 1 systems and it seems that much smarter people than myself were
> stumped as to how to fix it.
> * This issue was reported in 2004.
> * In 2005, Ben Collins-Sussman disabled the test (mark 'Skip').
> * In 2013, Bert Huijben moved to the legacy subdirectory.
> * It still lives there today.
> * It appears the test has not been run since 2005.
> Some questions:
> How important is it to run this test?
That test has two problems: first, it depends on the locale where it's
being run; and second, it's very Unix-centric. We can't really fix the
first part because the whole point of the test is to verify that
Subversion correctly converts its (command-line) input to UTF-8. Then,
if we somehow manage to work around the locale-dependent part, I
wouldn't be surprised if the Unix-centric part would stop being an issue.
I think it's quite important to test the encoding conversions.
> Has this test been superseded by something else over the years?
Not that I can remember.
> Have there been new developments in Python that would help alleviate
> whatever stumped everyone in the past?
Maybe there's something in Python 3 that we could use to generate the
input data in a platform-agnostic way. Python 2 had far too rudimentary
support for different encodings at the time.
> Should the test be removed?
Received on 2019-11-03 22:35:08 CET