assert versus print [was Re: The curious behavior of integer objects]

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at
Tue Jan 16 08:11:26 CET 2007

Ron Adam wrote:
> There have been times where I would like assert to be a little more assertive
> than it is.  :-)
> ie.. not being able to turn them off with the -0/-00 switches, and having them
> generate a more verbose traceback.

Personally, I'd rather see it get less assertive, i.e., having it only
work in a special debugging mode.  That way people who haven't RTFM
don't use it to make sure their input is correct.

Carl Banks

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