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From "Ivanov, Alexey A" <alexey.a.iva...@intel.com>
Subject RE: [testing] locale dependent tests
Date Wed, 26 Jul 2006 09:36:21 GMT

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Tim Ellison [mailto:t.p.ellison@gmail.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 1:05 PM
>To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
>Subject: Re: [testing] locale dependent tests
>
>On 26/07/06, Richard Liang <richard.liangyx@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>
>Exactly.  A comment in the source that slams the locale should be
>sufficient to show people that it is a type (2) test.
>

Yeah, agree with this.

Regards,
Alexey.

>Regards,
>Tim
>
>> Any comments? Thanks a lot.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Richard
>>
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Tim
>> >
>>
>> --
>> Richard Liang
>> China Software Development Lab, IBM
>>
>>
>>
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>Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
>IBM Java technology centre, UK.
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Intel Middleware Product Division

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