[Python-Dev] unittest's redundant assertions: assertsvs. failIf/Unlesses
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Wed Apr 9 18:37:50 CEST 2008
On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 9:56 PM, Fred Drake <fdrake at acm.org> wrote:
> On Apr 8, 2008, at 11:47 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> > I think, however, that the docs should be revised now, for 2.6/3.0.
> > In the list of methods under TestCase Objects, the preferred method
> > of each
> > pair (or triplit) should be given first and the others marked as
> > future
> > deprecations, not recommended for new test code.
> +1 !
> This kind of information, once known, should be included in all
> maintained versions of the documentation so that users can build good
> coding habits, or have more time to adjust existing code.
Great point, Fred! This sounds like a general strategy that we might
employ more often -- when deprecating something, the first step ought
to be to document the best practice.
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