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Date 2015-08-02.16:49:29
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When newlines are present, the error message displayed by unittest's self.assertEqual() to show where strings differ can be nonsensical.  For example, the caret symbol can show up in a strange location.

The first example below shows a case where things work correctly.  The second shows a newline case with the confusing display.


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FAIL: test1
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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/chris/***/test.py", line 66, in test1
    self.assertEqual("abc", "abd")
AssertionError: 'abc' != 'abd'
- abc
?   ^
+ abd
?   ^


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FAIL: test2
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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/chris/***/test.py", line 69, in test2
    self.assertEqual("\nabcx", "\nabdx")
AssertionError: '\nabcx' != '\nabdx'
  
- abcx?   ^
+ abdx?   ^
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