[Python-Dev] Proposed unittest changes

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Apr 17 19:04:30 CEST 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:
>  Most of the etc. could be simplified with a function assertOp which
>  takes an operator as first argument
>  import operator
>  def assertOp(self, op, a, b, msg):
>     func = getattr(operator, op)
>     self.assert_(func(a, b) ...)
>  assertOp("gt", a, b) == assert a > g

-1 on this; it requires more thinking and has more opportunities for
mistakes (e.g. why "gt" and not ">"?).

>  I also like to have some assert for is, type, isinstance, issubclass and
>  contains.

Yes. Michael had In/NotIn. I have needed all of the others too at various times!

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