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Dealing with dicts in doctest


On 06Jul2018 01:43, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>On Fri, 06 Jul 2018 09:31:50 +1000, Cameron Simpson wrote:
>> On 05Jul2018 17:57, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> 
>> wrote:
>>>I have three ways of dealing with this. Which do you prefer?
>>
>> Option 4:
>>
>>     >>> func(1) == {'a': 1, 'b': 2, 'c': 3}
>>     True
>
>Alas, in reality func takes anything up to six arguments, at least one of
>which will be a moderately long sequence requiring two lines:
>
>    >>> func([('a', 1), ('bb', 2), ('ccc', 4), ('dddd', 8)],
>    ...      ('eee', 16), ('ff', 32), ('g', 64)], ...
>
>and the output is similarly long. So making it a one-liner isn't
>generally practical.

If you're in Python 3 there's a DocTest.OutputChecker class. Maybe it's 
possible to subclass this in some doctest utility and use that to catch 
unsorted dicts?

I speak freely here, as one who hasn't tried this.

But I'm just starting with doctest myself, so I'm interested.

Cheers,
Cameron Simpson <cs at cskk.id.au>