Author eric.araujo
Recipients eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, petri.lehtinen
Date 2011-11-07.16:48:59
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> There's also documentation and tests that depend on this actual error message:
> Doc/library/doctest.rst:   ValueError: list.remove(x): x not in list
> Lib/test>/    ValueError: list.remove(x): x not in list
That’s a well-known doctest problem.  Just update the doc.  Writing robust doctests is an art:

>>> str(someobject)
'output that can change'
>>> 'something I want' in str(someobject)  # more robust, but less useful if it fails

>>> something.index(spam)
traceback blah:
ValueError: output that can change
>>> try: something.index(spam)
... except ValueError: print('spam not in something')  # more robust, but ugly
spam not in something
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