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

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Jul 16 23:45:36 CEST 2008

Ben Finney writes:
 > "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> writes:
 > > The intuition that "fail" is a negative word is thus well-founded in
 > > standard usage.
 > That's not the same thing as "fail" being a negative word in the sense
 > meant by "double negative".

So what?  This whole exercise is about human psychology.  If it were
just a matter of defining things and we're done, it wouldn't matter
how many identifiers we use or how they're spelled, right?

You should treat those perceptions with respect when writing this kind
of PEP, not deny them outright.

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