[Python-ideas] Specify an alternative exception for "assert"
g.rodola at gmail.com
Mon May 2 11:28:44 EDT 2016
On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 5:17 PM, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 2, 2016, at 11:14, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 8:01 AM, Ryan Gonzalez <rymg19 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Other than the fact that this would completely fail when run with -O...
> > >
> > But maybe that's fine, or intended.
> > I can see a fair number of uses for this, including subclasses of
> > AssertionError.
> I think this would be an attractive nuisance, and if it's implemented at
> all it should forbid types that are *not* subclasses of AssertionError
> in order to mitigate that.
Why such a constraint? I think most of the times the desired exception
would be either ValueError or TypeError, both of which do not inherit from
Giampaolo - http://grodola.blogspot.com
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