[Python-ideas] Repurpose `assert' into a general-purpose check

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Tue Nov 28 06:30:26 EST 2017

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 05:54:12PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

> I understand the point made elsewhere about scientists' thinking about
> "assert", but as a scientist myself, I disagree.  It is very useful to
> me to distinguish between validating data and validating algorithms.
> "assert" is how we do the latter.

I'm not sure which point about scientists you are referring to -- I 
don't seem to have that email. Is that in this thread?


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