Class or Dictionary?

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Sun Feb 13 12:10:24 CET 2011

On Sat, 12 Feb 2011 19:45:55 -0800, Dan Stromberg wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:20 PM, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
>> On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:47:32 -0800, Dan Stromberg wrote:
>>> Did you have some sort of bad experience with pylint?  Do you resent
>>> the 20 minutes it takes to set it up?
>> If you read my post more carefully and less defensively, you'll see
>> that nothing I said was *opposed* to the use of pylint, merely that
>> pylint is not a substitute of a good, thorough test suite.
> Actually, I mentioned the value of pylint.  Then you asked me if my unit
> tests were broken.
> What would you infer from such a question?

That I believed that you are using pylint as a substitute for unit tests, 
instead of in conjunction with unit tests.


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