[Python-ideas] Efficient debug logging

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Feb 16 14:39:15 EST 2017

On Feb 16, 2017, at 03:20 PM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

>I know some people will disagree, but IMO using "assert" is the wrong
>approach in such situations - it's meant for development and testing
>only, not as short-cut to avoid having to write a proper error
>handler :-)

I use assertions for "things that can never happen", although sometimes they
do due to an incomplete understanding of the code, the problem, or the

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