[Tutor] help with a class
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 24 23:37:13 CEST 2011
On 24/08/11 21:03, Prasad, Ramit wrote:
> I was under the impression that asserts are more for testing
> than for production code
> def overide_options(self, options, run_id=None):
> if not isinstance(options, dict):
> raise TypeError("override options requires a dict")
This is good if you want to keep the check in for production.
But using an assert here while testing then removing it from production
would be a valid use too. The typecheck is not required for the function
to work if you are confident of the data being passed in. assert checks
the data while you are gaining that confidence.
So either approach is valid.
It all depends on how variable your input data is going to be.
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