[Python-Dev] How far to go with user-friendliness

Michael Foord fuzzyman at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 22:34:01 CEST 2015

On Wednesday, 15 July 2015, Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net>
> On 15 July 2015 at 12:59, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There is zero urgency here, so nothing needs to change for 3.5.
>> Robert's plan is a fine one to propose for 3.6 (and the PyPI mock
>> backport).
> Right - the bad API goes back to the very beginning. I'm not planning

I disagree it's a bad api. It's part of why mock was so easy to use and
part of why it was so successful. With the new check for non-existent
assert methods it's no longer dangerous and so doesn't need fixing.

So -1 from me.


> on writing the new thing I sketched, though it should be straight
> forward if someone wishes to do so. I'll probably file a ticket in the
> tracker asking for it once this thread quiesces.
> -Rob
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