[Python-Dev] Proposed unittest changes
bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Mon Jul 14 02:06:48 CEST 2008
Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> writes:
> Michael Foord wrote:
> > Adding the following new asserts:
> > assertIn (member, container, msg=None)
> > assertNotIn (member, container, msg=None)
> > assertIs (first, second, msg=None)
> > assertNotIs (first, second, msg=None)
> Please, let's call this one "assertIsNot". I know it's valid Python
> to say
> if a not is b:
> but it's a much less natural way of expressing the condition, and
> (for all I know) might even introduce an extra negation operation.
> "is not" is, I believe, treated as a single operator.
Dang. You're exactly right.
The problem is, that makes it quite inconsistent with other "not" uses
(such as "assert_not_equal", "assert_not_in", etc.) I would really
prefer that all these "not" uses be gramatically consistent for
predictability. Is this a case where "assert_is_not" should exist
I know that part of the goal here is to have "preferably only one
obvious way to do it", but I can see *both* those names as "the
obvious way to do it". Is this an instance where the "preferably"
clause must be exercised in the negative?
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