[Numpy-discussion] ANN: NumPy 1.2.0
Mon Sep 29 12:35:27 CDT 2008
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 12:30, Charles R Harris
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Robert Kern <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 12:23, Charles R Harris
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 11:14 AM, Pauli Virtanen <email@example.com> wrote:
>> >> Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:05:09 -0600, Charles R Harris wrote:
>> >> [clip: assert in tests]
>> >> > Using assert for this sort of thing is a bug, assert goes away with
>> >> > the
>> >> > -OO options. This needs to be fixed.
>> >> "assert FOO" is used in quite many of Numpy's test cases, and it
>> >> appears
>> >> Nose endorses using assert (and uses it in its own tests).
>> >> Should we go ahead and change all "assert FOO" in Numpy's tests to
>> >> something like 'self.failUnless'?
>> > I fixed the np.testing functions to use
>> > if (foo) :
>> > raise AssertionError("Da Bomb")
>> > That way no changes to exception catching are needed, but the error will
>> > still be raised when the -OO option is used. Strictly speaking, it isn't
>> > quite right, but so it goes...
>> When is -OO ever used for running tests? The assert statement is used
>> for tests under nose.
> When it is the default on windows platforms. There was a ticket..
I see #893, which talks about when -OO is used explicitly and when
numpy is part of a py2exe application. This does not refer to any
default configuration on Windows platforms.
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