[Python-Dev] Proposed unittest changes
steve at pearwood.info
Tue Jul 15 15:42:23 CEST 2008
On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 04:55:59 pm Thomas Lotze wrote:
> I'm surprised nobody (that I've noticed) has brought up the point yet
> that test code is a lot easier to read if it makes positive
Please don't claim that your subjective opinion is an objective fact.
> When reading failure conditions, one has to constantly
> invert them in order to deduce the behaviour that is tested.
You might have to. Don't assume that everyone else has your difficulty.
> failUnless and friends aren't better either IMO since while they do
> work with positive assertions, the method names themselves are doubly
> negative. assert* methods are so much more straightforward to
Maybe for you. That's not a human universal. Please don't assume that
your favourite bike-shed colour must be the favourite colour of
everyone else too.
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