"MAL" == M -A Lemburg firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
MAL> [Tim Peters wrote about the test_unicodedata.py glitch]:
It is fixed in CVS ... don't know if the patch made it into the release though. The new test now uses UTF-8 as encoding which is endian-independent.
Alas, it was not in the release. I didn't even know about it until after the installers were all built and shipped. Score another for last-second improvements <0.5 wink>.
MAL> You're right. This shouldn't have been applied so close to the MAL> release date/time. Looks like all reviewers work on little MAL> endian machines...
Yes. I was bit reckless; test_unicodedata and the latest distutils checkins had been made in following the official code freeze and were not being added to fix a showstopper bug. I should have deferred them.
We'll have to be a lot more careful about the 2.0 final release. PEP 200 has a tenative ship date of Oct. 10. We should probably have a code freeze on Oct. 6 and leave the weekend and Monday for verifying that there are no build problems on little- and big-endian platforms.