Unit testing errors (testing the platform module)
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Apr 14 18:31:20 CEST 2010
On 4/14/2010 11:19 AM, J. Cliff Dyer wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-04-14 at 15:51 +0100, john maclean wrote:
>> self.assertEqual(platform.__builtins__.__class__, dict,
>> "platform.__class__ supposed to be dict")
>> self.assertEqual(platform.__name__, 'platform' )
> The preferred spelling for:
> would be
> It's shorter and easier to read, but essentially says the same thing.
> You can also use it on integer literals, which you can't do with your
> >>> type(1)
> <type 'int'>
> >>> 1.__class__
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
Add the needed space and it works fine.
>>> 1 .__class__
A possible use of literal int attributes is for bound mehods:
>>> inc = 1 .__add__
Whereas def inc(n): return n+1 is generic and would return 4.0.
Terry Jan Reedy
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