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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-31 11:52:56

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> Markus Schöpflin wrote:
>> Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>>> That doesn't explain why there were no failures prior to the 1.34
>>> release. Are the current failures all on newly added platforms ? What is
>>> different now from before 1.34 ?
>> It still works on my test platform (COMSOFT), I'm using python 2.4.1.
>> Probably the python version used by the regression test runners have changed?
> That's entirely possible (I read that Python's handling of default
> search paths has changed on Windows with version 2.5).
> This brings up a point I have been making for a long time:
> Can the testing / regression harness be fixed to report more parameters
> that affect the development / runtime environment ? In this particular
> case: the python version is certainly a critical piece of information,
> but it doesn't appear to be listed in the platform description.

Another possibility is to write something like config_info, except for
Python, and always display the results. For sample config_info output,


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