[Python-ideas] doctest

Éric Araujo merwok at netwok.org
Fri Mar 2 08:01:48 CET 2012

Le 02/03/2012 07:55, Devin Jeanpierre a écrit :
> [...] dicts and sets are not idiosyncratic or in any way
> exceptional. doctest itself should handle them the way a naive user
> would expect.

This discussion seems to forget a core issue with doctest: The output
lines can be *anything* that gets printed.  eval-able reprs of Python
objects are only a part of the possibilities.  That’s why doctest cannot
“just call sorted” on the output lines.


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