On Monday 16 July 2007 08:44, Jim Fulton wrote:
> For me, post-mortem debugging or using set_trace is almost always
> good enough. On those occasions where I really need to step through a
> series of example, It's straightforward to convert them to a single
Me too. Actually I only use set_trace() and I always quickly find what I need.
> In general I find well-written doctests easier to debug because they
> have documentation and the documentation makes their intent clearer.
> Well written doctests will have documentation even when they aren't
> intended as documentation. Of course, it could be argued that well
> written classic tests will have comments. I think that doctest
> facilitates writing good tests, as I have see far more well-written
> doctests than I've seen well-written classic tests.
Amen. :-) I think we can say this about ourselves too. We (Zope 3 developers)
have written much better tests since we started using doctests.
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