stderr is a lame hack?

Erik Jones erik at myemma.com
Fri Oct 12 22:36:07 CEST 2007


So, I was just taking a look at doctest.py and saw this:

Then running the module as a script will cause the examples in the
docstrings to get executed and verified:

python M.py

This won't display anything unless an example fails, in which case the
failing example(s) and the cause(s) of the failure(s) are printed to  
stdout
(why not stderr? because stderr is a lame hack <0.2 wink>), and the  
final
line of output is "Test failed.".


What does he mean by stderr being a lame hack?


Erik Jones

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