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From James M Snell <jasn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: failing parser test
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2007 16:22:49 GMT
Forcing a clone is the wrong thing to do, but we could introduce a
method that would force the parse to complete without creating a bunch
of duplicate objects. FWIW, that could be done today by calling
toString() rather than clone.

- James

Ugo Cei wrote:
> 
> On Oct 8, 2007, at 9:10 PM, Dan Diephouse wrote:
> 
>> I think this test should be disabled for now. I don't think its good
>> policy to just leave a failing test in the build. The build should
>> *always* build and *always* run the tests IMO.  The issue can just be
>> marked as a blocker for the release and revisited when time/priorities
>> permit. As a user and developer its very frustrating to find a build
>> that doesn't work (like the maven build in abdera currently).
> 
> I am always fighting with myself over issues like this one, but in this
> case I think you are right, so I've put the workaround in place to make
> the test succeed.
> 
> I also agree with Garrett that this should be considered a bug: it's
> just too easy for users to fall into it and bang their head against a
> wall for a few hours before they realize this is the way the code is
> actually supposed to work and implementing the workaround in their own
> code.
> 
> OTOH, I don't know how easy this would be to fix: maybe by keeping track
> of partially-parsed documents and calling clone() internally when a
> modification attempt is detected? Sounds messy.
> 
>     Ugo
> 
> 

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