[Python-3000] need help fixing broken tests in py3k-pep3137 branch

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Mon Nov 5 18:24:43 CET 2007

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> In the py3k-pep3137 branch I've been working on the implementation of PEP 3137.
> The work is largely done, but I'm stuck with about 20 failing tests,
> and very little time this weekend to work on these. Here's the list:

Here is an updated list. 4 unit tests are failing on Linux and 7
(sometimes 8) are failing on Windows:


Windows only:
test_import (fix available at http://bugs.python.org/issue1293)
test_inspect (only on some occasions, http://bugs.python.org/issue1384)

One test is leaking reference:
test_struct (http://bugs.python.org/issue1389)

Other open issues:
* pdb has problems with the "with" statement
* On Windows Python doesn't start if the path to Python contains non
ASCII chars. Python can't load modules from paths with non ASCII chars,
too. http://bugs.python.org/issue1342
* I like to change str(buffer()) and str(bytes()) to return the
bytes/buffer decoded with "ascii" instead of returning the
representation of the bytes/buffer. http://bugs.python.org/issue1392


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