[Python-Dev] Warnings PEP

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Mon, 06 Nov 2000 21:57:40 -0800

Greg Ewing wrote:
> 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.

Fine, some assertions are tests for fatal errors and some assertions are
tests for non-fatal mistakes.
 Paul Prescod
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