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

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Jul 16 00:38:59 CEST 2008

Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> writes:

> FWIW:  Zope2:  16878 'assert*', 2892 'fail*'.


> I would keep both by preference, rather than insist on a "foolish
> consistency."

The "consistency" argument leads to the PEP 8 names. The removal of
redundant names is not made in the name of consistency, but of API

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