[Python-Dev] cygwin errors

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Tue, 22 Jul 2003 16:40:11 -0400

[Brett C.]
> ...
> I can try to see what the problems are if someone can run::
>  >>> import time
>  >>> time.strftime("%c")
>  >>> import _strptime
>  >>> _strptime.TimeRE()['c']
> after running test_logging to trigger the failure.

There is no failure anymore, because Jermey added

    if cur_locale:
        locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, "C")

to the end of test_logging.py.  This almost certainly isn't a correct fix,
though (test_logging should restore the locale to what it was before
test_logging started just as a matter of cleaning up after itself, but it
remains surprising that test_strptime fails if test_logging doesn't).  If
you revert his change, then, e.g.,

C:\Code\python\PCbuild>python ../lib/test/regrtest.py test_logging
test test_strptime failed -- Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Code\python\lib\test\test_strptime.py", line 96, in test_lang
    "Setting of lang failed")
  File "C:\Code\python\lib\unittest.py", line 268, in failUnless
    if not expr: raise self.failureException, msg
AssertionError: Setting of lang failed

1 test OK.
1 test failed:


At the point test_strptime fails, on my box the relevant expressions have
the following values:

self.LT_ins.lang                  'English_United States'
locale.getdefaultlocale()[0]      'en_US'
locale.getlocale(locale.LC_TIME)  ['English_United States', '1252']


        self.failUnless(self.LT_ins.lang in (locale.getdefaultlocale()[0],
                        "Setting of lang failed")

fails.  It doesn't look like the test code expects


to return a list, but I don't know what's expected here ...