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From Richard Liang <richard.lian...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [testing] locale dependent tests
Date Wed, 26 Jul 2006 08:41:28 GMT


Tim Ellison wrote:
> On 25/07/06, Richard Liang <richard.liangyx@gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>> Not sure what the "fake" hard-coded locale is. I used to set the default
>> locale to some particular one, e.g., en_US, but it seems that someone
>> (Tim) does not like the idea. :-)
>
> What I objected to was setting the locale to a specific value that
> made the tests pass even where the logic is locale-specific.  So, for
> example, if an application using the ru_RU locale would experience the
> problem that Alexey is seeing with the DecimalFormat, then the tests
> should use the default locale, and we (Harmony) get the benefit of a
> wide community of hetrogeneous testers.
>
> i.e. don't make all tests run on a uniform machine set-up -- let them
> be realistic.
Agree :-) Maybe we will two kinds of locale-related tests:
1) tests which should pass on any locale
2) tests which are intended to be executed in one particular locale, for 
these tests, we can restrict the default locale to a specific one.

Any comments? Thanks a lot.

Best regards,
Richard

>
> Regards,
> Tim
>

-- 
Richard Liang
China Software Development Lab, IBM 



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