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Re: grep-3.3.42-088f test results on AIX

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: grep-3.3.42-088f test results on AIX
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 13:14:45 -0800

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 9:45 AM Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 12/26/19 3:32 AM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> > The respawning condition
> > in init.sh lines 159..175 could be extended to include printf '\351'.
> > I've verified that the attached patch fixes the two reported tests from the
> > 'grep' test suite.
> Thanks, this is a better suggestion. However, it tests printf in the 
> en_US.UTF-8
> locale whereas grep's test cases (until yesterday) often ran printf in the
> tester's locale. So in addition to Jim's suggestions, I suggest altering the
> patch to check both the current locale and the en_US.UTF-8 locale; although 
> not
> a complete test it's probably good enough.
> This is the sort of thing that leads me to think that LC_ALL="C" is the way to
> go, at least for 'grep': the hassle we get in fixing bugs in the test scripts
> and reproducing failures exceeds the benefit we get in somewhat more randomish
> testing.
> Jim, what do you think? Should I move that LC_ALL="C" setting into grep's
> init.cfg, or drop the idea? It's not a big deal either way, of course.

I dislike limiting grep's test coverage, but admit to having a slight
preference for moving LC_ALL=C into grep's init.cfg (vs removing it

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