[Baypiggies] Discussion for newbies/beginner night talks

Chad Netzer chad.netzer at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 02:49:59 CET 2007


On 2/9/07, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 09, 2007, Chad Netzer wrote:
> >
> > 8) Use assert() to document your code.
>
> First of all, assert is a statement, not a function.  Second, doctests
> are much better for documenting code IMO.

Right you are!  In the past I had the habit of using the parens, but
they are unpythonic.
Also, really I should have said "use assert to comment your code".

Thus if variable 'a' must be greater than 0, use this:

assert a > 0

rather than:

# 'a' must be greater than zero

Chad


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