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Subject [jira] Assigned: (GUMP-22) XML objects return 'existence' for attributes, that don't exist
Date Tue, 06 Apr 2004 14:18:43 GMT
Message:

   The following issue has been re-assigned.

   Assignee: Sam Ruby (mailto:rubys@us.ibm.com)
   Assigner: Adam Jack (mailto:ajack@apache.org)
       Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 7:16 AM
    Comment:
Sam, I think there are lots of areas of the code that rely upon this (IMHO, bug) working as
it does. If you deem it is a bug, please give us a headsup if you change things, and I'll
help root out those places.
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Here is an overview of the issue:
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        Key: GUMP-22
    Summary: XML objects return 'existence' for attributes, that don't exist
       Type: Bug

     Status: Open
   Priority: Major

    Project: Gump
 Components: 
             Python

   Assignee: Sam Ruby
   Reporter: Adam Jack

    Created: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 7:55 AM
    Updated: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 7:16 AM

Description:
For the XML objects (that merge the metadata) the following:


   value = x1.y() or x2.y()

can set value to be None even if x2.y() yields a value. This is likely some bug in the attribute
overrides implemented by these complex Python objects. 

Assuming this is fixable, there are *significant* risks of knock on bugs as a lot of workaround
code exists. The fix must include unit tests, a lot of test runs, and cleaning up the workarounds.



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