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Jakub Kuźma

Improved assert_difference

Reported by Jakub Kuźma | August 18th, 2010 @ 03:10 PM

Documentation says:

Test numeric difference between the return value of an expression as a result of what is evaluated in the yielded block.

It'd be very handy if the method can assert difference in arrays as well:

user =
assert_difference("user.notifications", ["Welcome to the webpage!"]) {! }

.. or strings:

path = "/home/user"
assert_difference("path", "/projects") { path << "/projects" }

But there's a little problem: assert_difference stores a reference to the object instead of a clone. It can't see the difference when the referenced object has been modified in the block.

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 05:00 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 05:00 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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