[Python-Dev] Warnings PEP

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue, 07 Nov 2000 17:03:59 +1300 (NZDT)

Paul Prescod <paulp@ActiveState.com>:

> Assertions are "fatal warnings".

No, the failure of an assertion *causes* a fatal warning.
Assertions themselves are tests, not warnings.

I agree with Guido -- "assert" is the wrong verb, "warn"
is the right verb.

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