Clarity vs. code reuse/generality
Sat Jul 4 16:55:04 EDT 2009
Scott David Daniels <Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org> writes:
> And I curse such uses, since I don't get to see the troublesome value,
> or why it is troublesome. In the above case, y = sqrt(x) at least
> raises ValueError('math domain error'), which is more information than
> you are providing.
> How about:
> if x >= 0: raise ValueError('x = %r not allowed (negative)?' % x)
Better still in these situations is to throw to pdb.
But yes, you can put a formatted string in a check message.
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