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Re: ResourceBundle variants and child variants
Mark Wielaard writes:
> 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
What version of Java is The Java Class Libraries, Volume 1, Second
Edition supposed to document?