Seeing this on Bob Ippolito’s blog might seem a little odd to many:
Rewrote test suite with unittest and doctest (no more nosetest dependency)
[From simplejson 1.9]
Why on Earth would someone change from nose-style tests to unittest tests? How about so that the library can go into the Python Standard Library?
simplejson will be a great addition. Thanks to Bob and the others who are working to get simplejson in!