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Re: Spurious testsuite failures due to multibyte locale

On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 11:28:51AM -0600, Michael Elizabeth Chastain wrote:
> Andreas Schwab writes:
> > I'm getting numerous spurious testsuite failures when running in a
> > multibyte locale like utf8 because the version of readline included in
> > gdb forces the command line to be always redrawn completely when
> > running in a multibyte locale.  The output of the prompt will look
> > like "\r\n\r\r(gdb) \r(gdb) " which won't be matched by $gdb_prompt.
> Me too:
> At first I thought it was an artifact of my test bed configuration, but
> I've straightened out my test bed and it still happens.  This is with
> host=i686-pc-linux-gnu, osversion=red-hat-8.0, with $LANG=en_us.UTF-8.
> I work around it now by setting $LANG=en_us when I run the test suite.
> > -# Copyright 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
> > +# Copyright 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003
> As long as you are touching this line, can you add 2001 and 2002
> to the copyright years?  I checked "cvs log gdb.exp" and there
> were plenty of changes during those two years.

Did this yesterday :)

> > +# Make sure we are using the C locale.
> > +set env(LC_ALL) "C"
> > +
> Seems okay to me but I don't have the resources to test it right now.
> I've appended my brain dump just in case anyone is curious.
> It's on my TODO list to write a small "readline" test program and
> file a bug report with the readline maintainers.

I'm inclined to agree.  Tests which want to test something locale
related can do so explicitly.  Andreas, if no one objects in the next
day or so, please check this in.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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