[issue9587] unittest.assertRaises() return the raised exception
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Mon Aug 16 00:16:38 CEST 2010
Michael Foord <michael at voidspace.org.uk> added the comment:
Providing access to the exception on the context manager was *precisely* to meet the use case of wanting to make assertions about the exception. I tend to agree with Guido that having one of the asserts return something is a bit odd, but irrespective of that I don't think we should have two ways of doing exactly the same thing.
In general I find that the with statement version of assertRaises looks a lot better than the old way of calling it, so I guess I also disagree that it is "overkill" or adds bloat.
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