[Python-ideas] doctest

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Mar 2 18:30:31 CET 2012


You need to start writing real code rather than continue to tell us
that the problems are minor and easily fixable, and the solutions are
uncontroversial. To those who have tried and thought about it, the
problems are *not* easy to solve , except for some superficial edge
cases that you and other critics of doctest keep focusing on.

And please don't propose that we change the behavior of dict or other
data types itself, or add new APIs to objects just for the purpose of
"fixing" doctest's issues.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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