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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][test]Exclude some tests from "build test" target, make 'build test' pass
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2006 23:02:28 GMT


Gregory Shimansky wrote:
> Ok I think I've found the cause of problems with these two tests on 
> Linux which I had yesterday. On Gentoo I have russian locale set 
> "ru_RU.KOI8-R" while on all other Linux installations it appears there 
> are various combinations of *.UTF-8 locales (usually "en_US.UTF-8", but 
> I found "en_AU.UTF-8" on oner server).
> 
> I experimented a bit with this stuff and found out that these tests work 
> ok when locale is some sort of UTF-8 one, including ru_RU.UTF-8 one.
> 
> The result of test run is actually affected by locale set at compilation 
> time, not the one set at the subsequent test runs. When locale at 
> compile time is set to *.UTF-8, then test run is successful on any 
> locale set after it. If locale is set to something simple like "C" (!) 
> or "ru_RU.KOI8-R" at compile time then test run fails no matter what 
> locale is set when tests are running.
> 
> I wonder what we should blame here, compiler, VM, classlib or the tests?
> 

/me runs the other way...

(nice work :)

geir

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