[TIP] A rare philosophical thought
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sat Aug 2 16:38:04 PDT 2008
"C. Titus Brown" <ctb at msu.edu> writes:
> And let me say,
> I HATE UNITTEST.
I love the fact that it exists and works as advertised.
> UNITTEST IS EVIL.
The many good points of the standard library unittest module have
allowed me to write far better Python code than I would otherwise have
written. It's not evil in my view.
It's ugly. It's crufty. It's not PEP-8-conformant. It's mostly
unmaintained. It can lead to rather baroque unit test modules. But it
also has many good features, and I don't think any of the bad ones
make it "evil".
> UNITTEST NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.
Entirely agreed on this point. I think, though, that you'll find
little immediate consensus on what to replace it with :-)
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