* Jim Fulton <j...@zope.com> [2010-04-20 20:35]:
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:46 AM, Lennart Regebro <rege...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> And here is another interesting experiment:
>> It replaces the custom doctest.py with monkey-patches.
>> Benefits: We don't have to maintain a separate doctest.py, and we get
>> the bugfixes from Python.
> Strong -1.
> Monkey patching should be used as a last resort. Monkey
> patching the standard library is likely to make us look like
> jack asses.
That might be so. I don't share that position, but I have a different
point that I want to make: Regardless of whether monkey-patching the
stdlib is or isn't a Bad Thing(tm), I think Lennart's approach is an
*improvement* over the previous situation where we copied a file from the
stdlib wholesale -- in my opinion that's definitely worse than a
 I know, I know, it was actually the other way around. But still.
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