[Python-ideas] Runtime assertion with no overhead when not active
storchaka at gmail.com
Sat May 5 11:44:38 EDT 2018
05.05.18 18:04, Eloi Gaudry пише:
> By 'self-contained', I meant that using the assert keyword and its
> expression is sufficient. An inline assertive expression as the one you
> describe does not fulfill this assert requirement.
Sufficient for what? And why writing with using the existing syntax is
> My proposal is simply to extend the current assert to non-debug builds
> and allow to switch it off/on at runtime.
The main property of the assert statement is that has a zero overhead in
non-debug run. If you remove this property, it will be not the assert
statement, and you will not need a special syntax support for writing
this runtime check.
> The syntax example I gave illustrated what I meant by syntax aware.
It doesn't illustrate why a new syntax is necessary. Or I can't
understand this illustration.
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