[Python-Dev] PEP: Consolidating names and classes in the `unittest` module (updated 2008-07-15)

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Tue Jul 15 12:31:46 CEST 2008

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> writes:

> Ben Finney writes:
>  > Removal of ``assert*`` names
>  > ----------------------------
>  > 
>  > There is no overwhelming consensus on whether to remove the
>  > ``assert*`` names or the ``fail*`` names;
> 7 to 1 is overwhelming in my book.  See
> Message-ID: <loom.20080714T230912-310 at post.gmane.org>
> From: Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>

That measured only usage of unittest *within the Python standard
library*. Is that the only body of unittest-using code we need

> While people's preferences are important, I think there is a very
> good case to made that keeping this much continuity in the test
> suite as possible is more so.

That's a separate argument, then. One which I don't dismiss, but it
needs to be stated as such.

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