When to use assert

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Mon Nov 18 01:52:37 CET 2013


On Sun, 17 Nov 2013 06:50:56 -0600, Tim Chase wrote:

> On 2013-11-17 07:35, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> py> x = 23
>> py> assert x > 0, "x is not zero or negative"
> 
> This is the worst way to use an assertion:  with a misleading message
> ;-)


D'oh!


Sorry about that.



-- 
Steven



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