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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Jul 17 01:18:18 CEST 2015

On Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:40:57 +1200
Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:

> On 15 July 2015 at 07:39, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 14 July 2015 at 20:27, Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
> >>> In effect, this patch is "reserving" all attributes starting with
> >>> "assert" or "assret" as actual methods of the mock object, and not
> >>> mocked attributes.
> >>
> >> Yes, and thats ugly. OTOH it caught hundreds of useless tests in
> >> OpenStack when this got ported into mock 1.1.0.
> >
> > ... which I guess counts as strong evidence that this *is* a common
> > typo, at least in certain contexts.
> For clarity: None of the caught failures were assret as far as I know.
> They were things like assert_called_onec_with, or assert_called.

By the way, I've also been bitten by this several times, so I
appreciate the desire to at least warn users (or raise an exception, or



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