gmpy 1.0 for python 2.4 alpha 2 Windows-packaged

Aahz aahz at
Fri Sep 17 21:44:26 CEST 2004

In article <mailman.2869.1094317616.5135.python-list at>,
Tim Peters  <tim.peters at> wrote:
>Darn.  The new doctest ELLIPSIS directive is a good long-term approach
>to this, but you're right that it doesn't help you today.  So, in the
>*next* Python 2.4 prerelease, there will be a new
>IGNORE_EXCEPTION_DETAIL directive.  Then, e.g., this doctest passes
>under 2.3.4 and 2.2.3, and will also pass in 2.4:
>>>> (1, 2)[3] = 'moo' #doctest: +IGNORE_EXCEPTION_DETAIL
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>TypeError: object doesn't support item assignment
>Since doctest directives didn't exist before 2.4, earlier Pythons view
>them as comments, and insist on exact match.  2.4 will still insist on
>seeing a TypeError, but won't care that "doesn't" has changed to "does
>not" (or, for that matter, won't care if the actual detail is
>"Congratulations, Anna and Alex!").

Huh.  The advice I've always seen is, "Never rely on the text of an
exception -- it can change even in bugfix releases."
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little
statesmen and philosophers and divines."  --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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