Expression problem.

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Wed Oct 6 10:59:00 CEST 2010

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 1:32 AM, Nethirlon . <nethirlon at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am having trouble with an expression.
> I have the following line of code:
> self.failUnless( == 65215)
> What happens when you compile this is that you get a syntax error.
> This is because as has been made a keyword. failUnless is from the
> module unittest.
> Now my problem is this. the ".as" is no where defined in the code. The
> code builds just fine if you removed it. But the origigal programmer
> must have put it in for a reason. I just cant understand what that is.
> Can anyone point me into the right direction? was ".as" before it
> became a keyword some kind of string manipulator?

Nope, it was just normal attribute syntax. I would assume the original
author just named some object attribute "as" for whatever reason, but
the fact that removing it doesn't cause a test failure is just
bizarre. Perhaps you should examine the code for c's class (and/or its
ancestors)? (Sounds like you might have already done that though, in
which case: o_O *shrug*)


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