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Author chris.jerdonek
Recipients asvetlov, chris.jerdonek, r.david.murray
Date 2012-09-10.23:54:53
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Currently, calling doctest.DocTestSuite() raises a ValueError if the module passed to it has no docstrings.  This was the subject of issue 14649.

This issue is to discuss and possibly change DocTestSuite's behavior not to raise an exception in that situation.

In the discussion for issue 14649 (in particular with R. David Murray), it was acknowledged that the current behavior probably isn't correct or desirable.  However, treating the behavior as a bug and fixing it in maintenance branches would have been too big of a change.

Thus, if this change is made, it could be slated for the next feature release.
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