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From Benjamin Lerer <>
Subject Re: Question on assert
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:29:50 GMT
I fully agree.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 11:57 AM, Dave Brosius <>

> As an aside, C* for some reason heavily uses asserts in unit tests, which
> adds to the "can't see the forest for the trees" problem. I see no reason
> for that. they should all be moved over to junit asserts.
> On 09/22/2016 03:52 AM, Benjamin Lerer wrote:
>> We can spend hours arguing about assert vs exceptions. I have seen it
>> happen in every company I worked for.
>> Overall, based on the patches I have reviewed, it seems to me that in
>> general people are using them only has internal safety checks.
>> Unfortunatly, the code change and we can miss things.
>> If anybody think that some SPECIFIC assertions should be replaced by some
>> real checks, I think the best way to do it is to open a JIRA ticket to
>> raise the problem.

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