Proposal: runtime validation statement
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Mon Jul 12 22:11:33 CEST 2004
>>>>> "Dave" == Dave Brueck <dave at pythonapocrypha.com> writes:
Dave> distinction. That's why 'assert' as a statement makes sense
Dave> to me too - it and validate are sort of "out of band" with
Dave> getting the actual work done, but useful nonetheless.
Perhaps calling it _validate could imply out-of-bandness? I don't like
the idea of making the "less important" constructs statements, only
the most fundamental things should be statements.
And we already have assert.
Dave> It's definitely not "obvious library stuff" IMO - if nothing
Dave> else, making you import a library just to validate
Dave> parameters is goofy. It would be semi-tolerable (though less
Dave> than ideal) as a builtin.
+1 on making it a builtin.
Ville Vainio http://tinyurl.com/2prnb
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