[Python-Dev] New re failures on Windows

Gustavo Niemeyer niemeyer@conectiva.com
Sat, 19 Apr 2003 23:27:23 -0300

I have backed out some changes introduced in _sre.c:2.84 so that its
behavior was compliant with the old behavior. More information in
bug #672491.

> Running re_tests test suite
> === grouping error ('^((a)c)?(ab)$', 'ab', 0, 'g1+"-"+g2+"-"+g3',
> 'None-None-ab'
> ) 'None-a-ab' should be 'None-None-ab'
> """

Hummm.. my changes shouldn't affect this. I'll check that out as well.

> test_sre is dying with a segfault:

This shouldn't happen with my changes either. I've just backed out
some changes, returning to the original code.

> """
> C:\Code\python\PCbuild>python ../lib/test/test_sre.py
> Running tests on character literals
> Running tests on sre.search and sre.match
> sre.match(r'(a)?a','a').lastindex FAILED
> expected None
> got result 1
> sre.match(r'(a)(b)?b','ab').lastindex FAILED
> expected 1
> got result 2
> sre.match(r'(?P<a>a)(?P<b>b)?b','ab').lastgroup FAILED
> expected 'a'
> got result 'b'

These were the tests I've implemented when the patch was introduced.
Unfortunately, the documentation wasn't clear about the expected
behavior, and it was implemented wrongly the first time. Now I backed
out the changes, and it returned to the original behavior. OTOH, it
looks like part of the original problem is still there.

I'll work on it. Greg Chapman also has some ideas about this in the
patch #712900.

Gustavo Niemeyer

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