Author eric.smith
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Date 2018-10-03.13:55:59
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I think this is a bug that should be fixed. This is similar to how f-strings used to work: the generated byte code would call format(something-or-other), and if you'd defined a name "format" in your code it would fail.

Now admittedly "format" is more common than "AssertionError", but in any event I don't think assert should fail because of a name you happen to be using. That's a surprising action-at-a-distance, in my mind.

And I especially think that's true in the case of assert: when an assert fires, the last thing I want is something that I normally wouldn't have tested for causing me to not see what the assertion is.

And, I think a broader discussion on python-dev might be useful, too, in order to get more opinions.
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