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  Re: 3.7.0RC3 -- make check -- how long should the test run?  
From: clipka
Date: 22 Jun 2011 08:49:24
Message: <4e01e4d4@news.povray.org>
Am 22.06.2011 11:10, schrieb Jan-Philip Gehrcke:

> In my case, this loop was an endless loop. line.length() was always 0 and the
> Stream.eof() never returned true (at least I checked this until line_number =
> 9).
> I was interested in which file was actually parsed here:
> povray.conf was a directory in my case. I removed it, restarted 'make check' and
> the test worked fine (X window opened..."POV-Ray finished").

Duh - I guess we have a problem there.

Next question that arises here: Is this problem limited to reading of 
Unix config files (or should we say directories? :-)), or does it also 
happen with other text file read accesses, e.g. a scene or INI file? And 
is this a Unix-specific issue, or does it also affect Windows?

I guess there's work to do now; an endless loop is /not/ an acceptable 
mode of failure. Thanks for finding this bug. Would you mind filing a 
bug report on http://bugs.povray.org?

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