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ResourceBundle variants and child variants

Mark Wielaard writes:
 > Mauve contains a couple of java.util.ResourceBundle checks that test for
 > "child variants". The Java Class Libraries, Volume 1, Second Edition
 > explains these things and gives some examples. e.g
 > ErrorResources_de_CH_WIN_95 and ErrorResources_de_CH_WIN_311 are both
 > child variants of ErrorResources_de_CH_WIN. Mauve even contains some
 > tests to check that these child variants are correctly searched for.
 > The API Spec as found online however does not talk about child variants
 > at all. And a quick test against the Sun JDK 1.4.1 implementation seems
 > to suggest that it does not implement support for these child variants.
 > Which specification should we take as normative?
 > Do the different class libraries implementations implement it?
 > (GNU Classpath and libgcj don't support them, kaffe does.)
 > Should these tests be removed from Mauve?

I would think so.  There's no way that Mauve should be testing
anything outside the specifications.


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