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ctypes-python and Python3 (Re: Subversion 1.14.0-rc2 up for testing/signing)

From: James McCoy <jamessan_at_jamessan.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 21:10:12 -0400

On Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 10:28:16AM +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > The 1.14.0-rc2 release artifacts are now available for testing/signing.
>
> +1 for release (Unix).
>
> Tested on Ubuntu 18.04:
> (serf, ra-svn, ra-local) x (fsfs, bdb)
> javahl
> swig-py, swig-pl, swig-rb
>
> Note: could not get ctypes-python bindings tests to work. Signing despite
> this, on the understanding that these are already known to be deficient.

I started looking into this and was able to chip away at things to the
point that the tests actually execute, but there's still a bit of work
to actually get them to pass with Python 3.

I also wasn't taking any care to avoid breaking Python 2 functionality,
nor do I currently have a py2 environment to try.

Do we know of anyone using these bindings? Is it better to explicitly
deprecate them? At the very least, the py3 incompatibility should
probably be documented.

Cheers,

-- 
James
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Received on 2020-04-13 03:10:23 CEST

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