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Re: ResourceBundle variants and child variants

Mark Wielaard writes:
 > Hi,
 > On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 12:27, Andrew Haley wrote:
 > > 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.
 > But the question is, what is considered The Specification?
 > I use The Java Class Libraries books a lot when implementing classes.
 > And since it describes the child variants it could also be argued that
 > the online API doc (and most implementations except for Kaffe) is
 > flawed.

What version of Java is The Java Class Libraries, Volume 1, Second
Edition supposed to document?


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