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[Bug 848467] Re: Detect tautological asserts


** Changed in: pyflakes (Debian)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  Detect tautological asserts

Status in Pyflakes:
Status in “pyflakes” package in Debian:

Bug description:
  An assert of the form:

  assert (x, 'blahblah')

  is tautological, because a non-empty tuple always has a truth value of
  True. However, it is common to mistakenly construct an assert
  statement of this form when attempting to wrap it over multiple lines.
  Python 2.6+ already issues a SyntaxWarning about this, but it would be
  nice if Pyflakes detected it too.

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