[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] r42116 - python/branches/release24-maint/Lib/unittest.py

Thomas Wouters thomas at xs4all.net
Fri Jan 20 21:43:29 CET 2006

On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 06:55:03PM +0100, georg.brandl wrote:
> Author: georg.brandl
> Date: Fri Jan 20 18:55:02 2006
> New Revision: 42116
> Modified:
>    python/branches/release24-maint/Lib/unittest.py
> Log:
> Patch #1388073: Make unittest.TestCase easier to subclass

I don't believe this belongs in 2.4, since it can, actually, break code.
Code that depends on the current situation, _TestCase__attributename.
Fragile code, to be sure, but still. If there were a compelling reason to
backport, I guess it could be hacked to work right-ish, but subclassing
TestCase in this way, while convenient, isn't important enough to warrant
this (IMHO).

Thomas Wouters <thomas at xs4all.net>

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