How do I diagnose test errors?

Peter Arrenbrecht peter.arrenbrecht at
Thu Jun 5 04:10:57 CDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 10:45 AM, Martin Geisler <mg at> wrote:
> "Peter Arrenbrecht" <peter.arrenbrecht at> writes:
>> Having a way to cite actual tested input and output in documentation
>> would be great! (See for my take on
>> this for Java.)
> I looked at the examples on your page -- is this not similar to the
> standard doctest module in Python?

Yes, I believe so, although I don't know how doctest handles setup
code you don't want to cite, highlighting, etc. And AFAIK doctest does
not alert you to changed output (meaning you should inspect
surrounding text for whether it is still accurate). Also, most Hg
tests are not Python- but script-based.

Anyhow, I don't really care how it's done, but I would welcome it if
it were done.


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