[Python-3000] How best to handle failing tests in struni?
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jun 20 19:20:42 CEST 2007
> So, my question is how best to handle this test (and thus other tests
> like it). Should it just continue to fail until someone fixes
> _bsddb.c to accept Unicode keys (and thus start up a FAILING file
> listing the various tests that are failing and doc which ones are
> expected to fail until something specific changes)? Or do we silence
> the failure by making the constants pass through str8? Or should str8
> not even be used at all since (I assume) it won't survive the merge
> back into p3yk?
This goes back to the text-vs-binary debate. I _think_ bsddb inherently
operates on binary data, i.e. neither keys nor values need to be text
in some sense.
So the most natural way would be to make it accept binary data only on
input, and always produce binary data on output. Any *usage* that
expect to be able to pass in strings is broken.
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