Dealing with dicts in doctest

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Thu Jul 5 21:40:12 EDT 2018


On Thu, 05 Jul 2018 19:56:59 +0100, MRAB wrote:

> What about sorting the items?
> 
> def func(arg):
>       """blah blah blah
> 
>       >>> sorted(func(1).items())
>       [('a', 1), ('b', 2), ('c', 3)]
>       """


Hmmm.... it still has the disadvantage of putting the emphasis on the 
sorted() function instead of the function being doctested, and obscuring 
the fact that it returns a dict. But I actually like that.



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Steven D'Aprano
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