On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 10:44 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
So we should add this to 2to3, no? They're going to run that anyway.
If 2to3 can handle this, that removes the larger half of my objection. I was under the impression that this kind of semantic inferencing was beyond its capabilities. But even if so, maybe it's safe to assume that those names aren't used in other contexts.
My remaining smaller half of the objection is that these aliases appear to have been added to reduce the friction when moving from another unit test system. Since the exact names are as much a matter of muscle memory as anything else being changed by py3k, that's not very important in this context.
I still don't see the benefit paying for the cost. Are people genuinely confused by the plethora of names for the operations (instead of by their occasional "misuse")? But I'm not the one offering a patch here, so I'll pipe down now. :)