assertions to validate function parameters

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun Jan 28 00:51:48 CET 2007

On Sat, 27 Jan 2007 06:58:04 -0800, Carl Banks wrote:

>> I find that when I detect invalid parameters overtly, I spend less time
>> debugging.
> If it helps go ahead an use them.  The world won't end if you use an 
> assertion in a less than ideal situation.  And, after all, if someone 
> doesn't like it they can shut them off.

Is there any way to have finer control of assertions than just passing -O
to the Python interpreter? Suppose I want to switch them off for certain
modules but not others, am I out of luck?


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