[Biopython-dev] tabs in doctest results?

Vincent Davis vincent at vincentdavis.net
Tue Dec 8 03:12:01 UTC 2015

On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 2:32 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com>

> When you have potentially escaped characters in a doctest,
> you may have to make the entire docstring a raw string, i.e.
> r"""The first line
> More text here including the doctest.
> """
> See for example the format method in Bio/SeqRecord.py where
> we do this to handle a new line character.
> Another option here could be to change the code to produce
> space aligned __str__ output? Ask Eric first though.

​Just an FYI, ​
doctest has an option NORMALIZE_WHITESPACE
When specified, all sequences of whitespace (blanks and newlines) are
treated as equal. Any sequence of whitespace within the expected output
will match any sequence of whitespace within the actual output. By default,
whitespace must match exactly. NORMALIZE_WHITESPACE
especially useful when a line of expected output is very long, and you want
to wrap it across multiple lines in your source.

Vincent Davis
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