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HPCC-18128 Allow default parameter values for dictionaries (and other types) #10468

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commented Sep 28, 2017

Signed-off-by: Gavin Halliday

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commented Sep 28, 2017

@shamser please review. I have fixed by allowing any value after the assignments - which includes dictionaries. It should have no problems with backward compatibility, so suitable for point release.


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commented Sep 28, 2017

Automated Smoketest:
Sha: a206fe3
Build: success
Build: success
ECL Watch: Rebuilding Site

errors warnings build time
0 65 91.959 seconds

Install hpccsystems-platform-community_6.4.3-closedown0.el7.x86_64.rpm
HPCC Start: OK

Unit tests result:

Test total passed failed errors timeout
unittest 96 96 0 0 0
wutoolTest(Dali) 19 19 0 0 0
wutoolTest(Cassandra) 19 19 0 0 0

Regression test result:

phase total pass fail
setup (hthor) 11 11 0
setup (thor) 11 11 0
setup (roxie) 11 11 0
test (hthor) 733 733 0
test (thor) 627 627 0
test (roxie) 760 760 0

HPCC Uninstall: OK

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@richardkchapman Code reviewed. Looks good.


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commented Oct 17, 2017

@ghalliday Slight concern about whether 6.4.4 (as opposed to 7.0) is an appropriate target for this fix

@ghalliday ghalliday changed the base branch from candidate-6.4.4 to master Oct 18, 2017


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commented Oct 18, 2017

@richardkchapman moved to 7.0.0

@richardkchapman richardkchapman merged commit 8d0db5b into hpcc-systems:master Oct 18, 2017

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