[Python-Dev] tests expecting but not finding errors due to bug fixes
aleaxit at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 25 07:52:13 EDT 2003
Switching to the 2.3 maintenance branch (where test_bsdddb runs just fine),
I got "make test" failures on test_re.py. Turns out that the 2.3-branch
test_re.py was apparently not updated when the RE recursion bug was
fixed -- it still expects a couple of exceptions to be raised and they don't
get raised any more because the bugfix itself WAS backported.
On general principles, in cases of this ilk, IS it all right to just backport
the corrected unit-test (from the 2.4 to the 2.3 branch) and commit the
fix, or should one be more circumspect about it...?
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