Test failure with darcs 2.5.2

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Thu Oct 20 10:27:17 CDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-10-19 at 22:15 -0400, Greg Ward wrote:
> Just upgraded my desktop machine to Ubuntu 11.10, which includes darcs
> 2.5.2, and now test-convert-darcs.t is broken. I updated back to hg
> 1.9 and 1.9.3 and got the same failure. Haven't tried building an
> older version of darcs; life is too short.
> Excerpt from the failure:
> @@ -81,7 +84,7 @@
>  darcs is encoding agnostic, so it takes whatever bytes it's given
>    $ darcs record -a -l -m 'p4: desc ñ' -A 'author ñ'
> -  Finished recording patch 'p4: desc \xc3\xb1' (esc)
> +  Finished recording patch 'p4: desc ??'

Darcs has apparently just tried to get "smart" about encoding and has
instead gotten stupider. We can change this, but probably need to update
the comment too, as it's clearly no longer correct.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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