Case study: debugging failed assertRaises bug

R David Murray rdmurray at
Wed Apr 27 16:54:56 CEST 2011

Ben Finney <ben+python <at>> writes:
> > (1) assertRaises REALLY needs a better error message. If not a custom
> > message, at least it should show the result it got instead of an
> > exception.
> +1
> Is this one of the many improvements in Python 3.2's ‘unittest’ that
> Michael Foord presided over? Or are we still stuck with the terrible
> behaviour of ‘assertRaises’?

No, but issue 10775 [1] is just waiting for Michael (or someone else
who has time) to commit the patch.



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