[Zope-dev] Zope Tests: 6 OK, 2 Failed

Martijn Pieters mj at zopatista.com
Sun Nov 1 08:43:46 EST 2009

2009/10/31 Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com>:
> I can't reproduce this failure when running the Acquisition 2.12.4 tests
> with Python 2.4 on my machine.

This is python 2.4 on 64-bit linux. I bet it's because of:

  typedef int Py_ssize_t;

and sys.maxint overflows to -1 with that definition. I suspect that
all open-ended slicing ops in Python C extensions are borken in python
2.4, because it doesn't have Py_ssize_t.

Martijn Pieters

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