On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Lennart Regebro <rege...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 15:48, Marius Gedminas <mar...@gedmin.as> wrote:
>> If you've the discipline to keep the doctests short, I don't see why you
>> shouldn't continue writing them instead of unit tests
> Because they are a bitch to debug, relies on details of output, which
> makes them brittle, hard to port to Python 3, and can be tricky to set
> up with loads of subtle things like inheriting the environment from
> where the DocTest was created, etc.

You may wish to read:

which are an extended meditation on the whole topic.

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