[Twisted-Python] twisted.news cleanups and tests

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sat Apr 12 19:06:53 EDT 2003

On Saturday, Apr 12, 2003, at 18:42 America/New_York, Jp Calderone 

> On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 03:30:37PM -0700, Kevin Turner wrote:
>>>     In the test cases, you also used assert_() (but just once, I 
>>> assume it
>>> was an oversight), which shouldn't be access directly by tests cases,
>> says who?  why not?  I've always thought it was just an alternative
>> spelling of failUnless, and that it has the dangling underscore simply
>> because 'assert' is a keyword in Python.
>   Says me!  Rar!  I thought we only still supported it because PyUnit 
> had
> it.  In any case, it *is* bound to the same function as failUnless, so 
> it
> makes no practical difference, and I'm certainly not the authority for
> Trial.  Multiple spellings for the same thing sucks, though, and given 
> a
> choice between the two, I'd pick failUnless() any day.

IIRC, Trial's unittest module has multiple spellings for a lot of 
things.  What we should probably do is make a decision on one set of 
spellings and issue DeprecationWarnings for the rest.


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