[New-bugs-announce] [issue26869] unittest longMessage docs

Thomas Guettler report at bugs.python.org
Wed Apr 27 03:47:47 EDT 2016

New submission from Thomas Guettler:

The first message of the longMessage docs is confusing:


> If set to True then ....

This reads between the lines, that the default is False.

But that was long ago in Python2. In Python3 the default is True (which I prefer to the old default).

I think the docs should be like.

And the term "normal message" is not defined. For new comers the "normal message" is what I get if you don't change the default, not the behaviour of the Python2 version :-)

I think "normal message" should be replaced with "short message" or "diff message" .. I am unsure.

What do you think?

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 264359
nosy: docs at python, guettli
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: unittest longMessage docs
versions: Python 3.6

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